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Table 4 Kruskal Wallis test to compare the participants’ knowledge and attitude score variation across their department at University of Gondar, North West Ethiopia, 2016 (n = 323)

From: Knowledge and attitude towards antimicrobial resistance among final year undergraduate paramedical students at University of Gondar, Ethiopia

  Knowledge and attitude score classified by Department
Department Frequency Median (range) Mean rank (R) df Test value (H) P-value
Knowledge Score Pharmacy 41 11(5–19) 167 4 36.48 < 0.0001
Nursing 75 9(6–16) 124    
Health officer 83 13(4–20) 209    
Optometry 23 12(6–19) 167    
Midwifery 101 10(5–12) 149    
Attitude Score Pharmacy 41 35(30–36) 180 4 17.049 0.002
Nursing 75 34(28–36) 163    
Health officer 83 34(29–36) 188    
Optometry 23 34(20–36) 132    
Midwifery 101 34(21–36) 139    
Total 323  
  1. The difference is significant at α =0.05(i.e. χ2=9.488)