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Table 3 HCWs characteristics and knowledge level on TB IC

From: Health care workers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices on tuberculosis infection control, Nepal

HCWs’ characteristics Knowledge level P value
Good Poor
Age 18–30 years 37 (35.9) 26 (29.9)  
31–40 years 39 (37.9) 30 (34.5) 0.361
Above 40 years 27 (26.2) 31 (35.6)  
Sex Male 41 (39.8) 29 (33.3)  
Female 62 (60.2) 58 (66.7) 0.357
Educational level Secondary and below 59 (57.3) 71 (81.6) 0.000*
Tertiary and above 44 (42.7) 16 (18.4)  
Job category Clinical staff 72 (69.9) 37 (45.5)  
Lab/X-ray staff 13 (12.6) 6 (6.9) 0.000*
Administrative staff 13(12.6) 18 (20.7)  
Ward/support staff 5 (4.8) 26 (29.9)  
Duration of employment Less than 5 years 39 (37.9) 31 (35.6)  
5–9 years 25 (24.3) 23 (26.4) 0.927
10 years and above 39 (37.9) 33 (37.9)  
Training or orientation on TB Yes 49 (47.6) 12 (13.8)  
No 54 (52.4) 75 (86.2) 0.000*
  1. *P value <0.05