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Table 4 Univariate & multivariate logistic regression of factors associated with workplace violence among health care workers working at health facilities in Gondar, March 2016(n = 531)

From: Violence at work: determinants & prevalence among health care workers, northwest Ethiopia: an institutional based cross sectional study

Variables Workplace violence COR(95% CI) AOR(95% CI)
Yes no
Working department
 Emergency 40 6 7.71(3.10,19.20)*** 3.99(1.49,10.73)**
 Inpatient 131 57 2.66(1.71,4.11) 1.41(0.78,2.55)
 Othera 8 17 0.54(0.22,1.33) 0.42(0.16,1.11)
 Pharmacy/laboratory 54 54 1.15(0.71,1.88) 0.91(0.24,3.47)
 OPD 76 88 1 1
Shift work
 Yes 227 109 2.87(1.99,4.13)*** 1.98(1.28,3.03)**
 No 82 113 1 1
Years of experiences
 1–5 206 102 2.40(1.35,4.26)** 3.09(1.20,7.98)*
 6–10 71 80 1.05(0.57,1.95) 1.38(0.55,3.51)
 11–15 6 9 0.79(0.25,2.52) 1.47(0.36,6.01)
 16+ 26 31 1 1
Occupation
 Nurse/ Midwife 221 118 6.74(2.44,18.62)*** 4.06(1.20,13.74)*
 HO 13 21 2.23(0.66,7.46) 2.49(0.61,10.06)
 Pharmacist/Laboratory 56 55 3.66(1.27,10.56) 3.63(0.60,21.88)
 Otherb 14 10 5.04(1.40,18.14) 4.06(0.91,18.11)
 GP 5 18 1 1
Ownership
 Private 49 67 1 1
 Government 260 155 2.29(1.50,3.49)*** 1.22(0.56,2.66)
Type of facility
 Hospitals 231 130 3.35(2.00,5.61)*** 1.20(0.48,3.03)
 Health center 51 41 2.35(1.26,4.37) 1.23(0.44,3.43)
 Private clinics 27 51 1 1
Age(in years)
  ≤ 25 36 40 0.55(0.32,0.95)* 1.69(0.69,4.14)
 26–35 170 119 0.87(0.59,1.29) 1.38(0.86,2.25)
  ≥ 36 103 63 1 1
Employment
 Full timer 296 201 1 1
 Contract 13 21 0.42(0.20,0.85)* 1.10(0.42,2.87)
  1. NB: statically significant at * = p < 0.05, ** = p ≤ 0.006, *** = p ≤ 0.0001
  2. aliaison, central supply, physiotherapy, anaesthesia, x-ray, card room, triage
  3. bphysiotherapist, anthesist, optometrists, psychiatrists, radiographers