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Table 7 Association between respondent’s characteristics and knowledge on management and reporting of Lassa fever

From: Diagnostic proficiency and reporting of Lassa fever by physicians in Osun State of Nigeria

  Knowledge   
Variable Good Fair χ2 p-value
Age:     
< 40 years 29 (40.3) 43 (59.7)   
≥ 40 years 30 (44.1) 38 (55.9) 0.211 0.386
Gender:     
Male 55 (42.6) 89 (74.2)   
Female 12 (34.3) 7 (24.1) 0.794 0.244
Ethnicity:     
Yoruba 59 (39.1) 92 (60.9)   
Igbo 4 (50.0) 4 (50.0)   
Other 4 (80.0) 1 (20.0) 3.646 0.162
Marital status:     
Currently married 59 (42.1) 81 (57.9)   
Currently not married 4 (33.3) 16 (66.7) 0.658 0.281
Years of graduation:     
> 20 years 40 (49.4) 41 (50.6)   
≤ 20 years 25 (33.3) 50 (66.7) 4.127 0.031
Years of residency:     
≤ 5 years 10 (41.7) 14 (58.3)   
> 5 years 7 (31.8) 15 (68.2) 0.478 0.351
Primary health care     
practice: Yes 25 (39.1) 39 (60.9)   
No 10 (45.5) 12 (54.5) 0.277 0.389
Secondary health care     
practice: Yes 45 (42.5) 61 (57.5)   
No 2(33.3) 4 (66.7) 0.194 0.503
Tertiary health care     
practice: Yes 38 (40.4) 56 (59.6)   
No 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0) 0.740 0.650