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Table 4 Test of significance of variation (Independent sample t-test and one way ANOVA) in knowledge score by socio-demographic characteristics, Illu Aba Bor and Buno Bedelle Zones, Southwest Ethiopian, 2020

From: COVID – 19 related knowledge and preventive practices early in the outbreak among health care workers in selected public health facilities of Illu aba Bor and Buno Bedelle zones, Southwest Ethiopia

Variables Mean(±SD) Knowledge t-test F-test P-value
Age in years
  < 25 8.79 ± 1.27   3.013 0.050
25–35 9.13 ± 0.96
  > 35 9.08 ± 0.94
Sex
Male 9.05 ± 1.13 1.073   0.284
Female 8.93 ± 1.34
Educational status
Diploma 8.96 ± 1.22   0.679 0.508
Degree 9.09 ± 0.90
Masters 9.20 ± 1.03
Profession
Nurse 9.01 ± 1.08   0.543 0.744
Physician 8.96 ± 1.45
Midwife Nurse 9.11 ± 0.84
Health officer 9.25 ± 0.72
Lab. Technicians 8.83 ± 1.42
Pharmacy professional 9.03 ± 1.05
Years of service
  < 5 years 8.89 ± 1.19   2.361 0.096
5–10 years 9.18 ± 0.89
  > 10 years 9.04 ± 1.05
  1. SD Standard deviation