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Table 5 Multivariable logistic regression analysis of factors associated with infection prevention practice among HCWs in Illu Aba Bor and Bunno Bedelle Zones, Southwest Ethiopia, 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

Characteristics Category IPC Practice COR(95%CI) AOR(95%CI)
Good N (%) Poor N (%)
Sex Male 148 (72.9) 55 (27.1) 3.28 (1.83,5.87) 3.65 (1.96,6.80)**
Female 64 (50.4) 63 (49.6) 1.00 1.00
Educational status Diploma 82 (56.9) 62 (43.1) 1.00 1.00
Degree 124 (70.5) 52 (29.5) 1.80 (1.14, 2.86) 1.82 (1.02,3.22)*
Masters 6 (60.0) 4 (40.0) 1.13 (0.31,4.19) 1.42 (0.31,6.39)
Profession Nurse 109 (59.2) 75 (40.8) 1.00 1.00
Physician 23 (79.3) 6 (20.7) 0.38 (0.15.0.98) 3.17 (1.08,9.33)*
Midwife nurse 39 (68.4) 18 (31.6) 0.57 (0.19,1.63) 1.64 (0.77,3.49)
Health officer 16 (80.0) 4 (20.0) 1.04 (0.25,4.30) 2.42 (0.70,8.37)
Lab Technicians 16 (72.7) 6 (27.3) 0.69 (0.19,2.55) 0.83 (0.27,2.60)
Pharmacy professional 9 (50.0) 9 (50.0) 0.26 (0.07,0.95) 0.52 (0.17,1.59)
Years of service < 5 77 (57.9) 56 (42.1) 1.00 1.00
5–10 75 (69.4) 33 (30.6) 1.65 (0.972.82) 2.00 (1.02,3.92)*
> 10 60 (67.4) 29 (32.6) 1.51 (0.86,2.64) 3.14 (1.51,6.52)*
Knowledge Poor 10 (45.5) 12 (65.6) 1.00  
Good 202 (54.5) 106 (34.4) 2.29 (0.96,5.47) 2.35 (1.56,4.98)*
Training on IPC Yes 95 (70.4) 40 (29.6) 1.58 (0.99,2.53) 1.54 (0.87,2.72)
No 117 (60.0) 78 (40.0) 1.00 1.00
Active IPC team Yes 93 (72.1) 36 (27.9) 1.78 (1.11,2.87) 0.98 (0.52,1.84)
No 119 (59.2) 82 (40.8) 1.00 1.00
IPC policy Yes 108 (72.0) 42 (28.0) 1.88 (1.18,2.99) 1.21 (0.66,2.35)
No 104 (57.8) 76 (42.2) 1.00 1.00
Availability of Water Yes 149 (68.7) 68 (31.3) 1.74 (1.09,2.78) 1.26 (0.72,2.20)
No 63 (55.8) 50 (44.2) 1.00 1.00
Availability of hand sanitizer Yes 168 (67.7) 80 (32.3) 1.81 (1.09,3.02) 0.99 (0.54,1.81)
No 44 (53.7) 38 (46.3) 1.00 1.00
Availability of PPE Yes 85 (78.7) 23 (21.3) 2.76 (1.62,4.71) 1.96 (1.06,3.61)*
No 127 (57.2) 95 (42.8) 1.00 1.00
  1. **Significant at < 0.01. *Significant at< 0.05. IPC Infection prevention practice
  2. COR crude odds ratio, AOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence intervals
  3. HCW Health care worker, PPE Personal protective equipment