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Table 3 Factors associated with HBsAg positive status among medical waste handlers/collectors in Public health facilities in eastern Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 260)

From: Hepatitis B virus infection and its associated factors among medical waste collectors at public health facilities in eastern Ethiopia: a facility-based cross-sectional study

Variables Response HBsAg status COR [95%CI] AOR [95%CI] P-value
Positive Negative
Sex Male 8 15 1 1  
Female 45 192 2.28 (0.91–5.70) 0.53 [0.16–1.69] 0.28
Wear PPE Yes 45 190 1 1  
No 8 17 1.99 (0.81–4.89) 1.34 [0.46–3.91] 0.59
Ever vaccinated for HBV Yes 13 120 1 1  
No 40 87 4.24 (2.14–8.41) 6.35 [2.53–15.96] 0.001
History of sharp injury No 26 127 1 1  
yes 27 80 1.65 (0.90–3.02) 1.54 [0.73–3.27] 0.25
History of operation/surgery No 49 176 1 1  
Yes 4 31 0.46 (0.16–1.38) 0.89 [0.24–3.26] 0.86
History of blood transfusion No 45 192 1 1  
Yes 8 15 2.28 (0.91–5.70) 3.54 [1.02–12.24] 0.046
History of tattooing No 41 187 1 1  
Yes 12 20 2.74 (1.24–6.04) 2.86 [1.12–7.27] 0.03
History of multiple sexual partner No 32 191 1 1  
Yes 21 16 7.83 (3.70–16.60) 10.28 [4.16–25.38] 0.001
Exposure to blood ungloved No 30 161 1 1  
Yes 23 46 2.68 (1.42–5.06) 1.69 [0.77–3.71] 0.92