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Table 5 Risk factors: Results from a logistic regression model for life time exposure to Hepatitis B Virus infection

From: Sero-prevalence and risk factors for hepatitis B virus infection among health care workers in a tertiary hospital in Uganda

Variables Life time exposure to HBV infection
  Unadjusted OR [95% CI] P-value Adjusted OR [95% CI] P-value
Gender(Ref = Male)     
   Female 0.66[0.41-1.07] 0.090 0.57[0.28-1.18] 0.129
Age (Ref = 20-29 years)     
   30-39 years 1.04[0.60-1.78] 0.899 1.05[0.53-2.10] 0.889
   40+ years 1.32[0.74-2.35] 0.339 1.54[0.51-4.60] 0.443
Religion(Ref = Catholics)     
   Protestants 0.87[0.52-1.44] 0.580 0.93[0.53-1.63] 0.804
   Moslems 1.22[0.52-2.87] 0.648 1.69[0.65-4.37] 0.279
   Other Christians 1.00[0.55-1.81] 0.996 1.05[0.54-2.03] 0.892
Marital status(Ref = Single)     
   Married 1.10[0.71-1.72] 0.667 1.31[0.78-2.20] 0.315
   Separated/widow 1.53[0.64-3.69] 0.341 2.20[0.79-6.14] 0.133
Years in service(Ref = < 10 years)     
   10-19 years 0.85[0.53-1.39] 0.527 1.09[0.55-2.19] 0.800
   20+ years 1.14[0.68-1.93] 0.616 1.02[0.35-2.96] 0.966
Cadre(Ref = Doctors)     
   Clinical/dental Officer 0.72[0.28-1.82] 0.484 0.57[0.19-1.68] 0.310
   Nurse 1.09[0.63-1.86] 0.765 1.41[0.66-3.01] 0.379
   Midwife 0.85[0.34-2.13] 0.727 0.96[0.31-2.99] 0.944
   Laboratory technician 3.39[1.20-9.63] 0.022 3.99[1.21-13.19] 0.023
   Nursing assistant 0.82[0.32-2.12] 0.680 0.72[0.22-2.36] 0.591
Changed department (Ref = Yes)     
   No 1.35[0.89-2.05] 0.159 1.33[0.81-2.18] 0.253
Needle stick injury(Ref = Yes)     
   No 1.11[0.72-1.73] 0.637 1.02[0.61-1.70] 0.950
Cut injury(Ref = Yes)     
   No 1.56[0.94-2.58] 0.083 1.56[0.88-2.74] 0.127
Mucocutaneous exposure(Ref = Yes)     
   No 1.08[0.71-1.66] 0.714 0.90[0.55-1.49] 0.694
Use gloves (Ref = Always)     
   Some times 1.04[0.69-1.58] 0.847 1.02[0.63-1.64] 0.944
Vaccinated (Ref = Yes)     
   No 0.60[0.23-1.52] 0.277 0.56[0.20-1.61] 0.286
Protective wear always available (Ref = Yes)     
   No 0.97[0.50-1.86] 0.926 1.04[0.51-2.14] 0.910
Surgical operation (Ref = Yes)     
   No 1.57[1.02-2.44] 0.042 1.78[1.06-2.97] 0.028
Blood transfusion (Ref = Yes)     
   No 0.98[0.44-2.18] 0.960 0.64[0.26-1.60] 0.341
Trained in infection prevention(Ref = Yes)     
   No 1.67[1.07-2.61] 0.023 1.85[1.12-3.03] 0.015
Body scarification(Ref = Yes)     
   No 1.02[0.67-1.57] 0.914 0.89[0.54-1.48] 0.664