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Table 5 Bivariate regression analysis of preparedness measures and organizational

From: Mass fatality preparedness among medical examiners/coroners in the United States: a cross-sectional study

  MFI plan elements n = 114   Operational capabilities n = 117   Pre-existing resource networks n = 118  
  Odds ratio 95% CI p-value Odds ratio 95% CI p-value Odds ratio 95% CI p-value
Workplace category (coroner is the reference category) 1.03 .934 1.03 9.34 0.34 .006**
[0.42-2.17] [0.49-2.17] [0.16-0.74]
Number of full time employees (6 or less is the reference category) 1.77 .129 2.52 0.16* 0.78 .500
[0.85-3.72] [1.19-5.34] [0.37-1.62]
Maximum fatalities that can be handled within 48 hrs (24 or less is the reference category) 2.25 .025* 5.65 < .001*** 1.01 .970
[1.06-4.78] [2.52-12.66] [0.48-2.12]
Having experience of mass fatality incidents in the past 5 years (no is the reference category) 2.23 .135 3.54 .022* 1.12 .810
[0.79-5.71] [1.20-10.41] [0.44-2.88]
Training on mass fatality plan (no or not have a plan is the reference category) 5.44 < .001*** 3.86 .003** 2.86 .018
[2.10-14.11] [1.58-9.46] [1.19-6.84]
Training on CBRNE (no is the reference category) 1.86 .155 2.17 .075 1.32 .510
[0.79-4.38] [0.92-5.12] [0.58-3.02]
Drills participation (no is the reference category) 4.68 .005** 3.83 .003** 1.75 .250
[1.59-13.73] [1.58-9.46] [0.68-4.48]
Having staff roster (no is the reference category) 1.83 .184 5.48 .001** 2.38 .061
[0.75-4.47] [1.99-15.14] [0.96-5.87]
Proportion of staff that are willing to report to duty during a regular mass fatality incident (70% or less staff willing is the reference category) 2.94 .042* 2.55 .068 2.25 .110
[1.04-8.32] [0.93-6.98] [0.82-6.13]
Proportion of staff that are willing to report to duty during a CBRNE involved mass fatality incident (70% or less staff willing is the reference category) 1.88 .177 1.87 1.27 1.10 .820
[0.85-4.13] [0.84-4.17] [0.50-2.39]
Proportion of staff that are able to report to duty during a mass fatality incident (70% or less staff able is the reference category) 1.53 .313 2.24 .058 1.28 .550
[0.67-3.49] [0.97-5.15] [0.56-2.91]
Proportion of staff that are able to report to duty during a CBRNE involved mass fatality incident (70% or less staff able is the reference category) 1.27 .552 1.15 .730 0.92 .830
[0.58-2.76] [0.52-2.52] [0.42-2.00]
Proportion of staff that have pre-event plan (70% or less staff able is the reference category) 1.15 .762 1.77 .224 2.34 .072
[0.47-2.80] [0.70-4.46] [0.93-5.89]
Self-reported workplace preparedness (Less prepared is the reference category) 3.40 .002** 5.27 < .001*** 1.56 .250
[1.55-7.45] [2.31-12.00] [0.74-3.28]
Self-reported jurisdiction preparedness (Less prepared is the reference category) 2.35 .025* 2.69 .010* 1.35 .420
[1.12-4.95] [1.27-5.70] [0.65-2.81]
Serving urban area (less than 50,000 is the reference category) 2.14 .199 1.65 .386 0.55 .300
[0.67-6.81] [0.53-5.07] [0.17-1.74]
MFI plan elements (below median is the reference category) - - 6.71 < .001*** 2.93 .004**
[3.04-14.82] [1.40-6.11]
Operational capabilities (below median is the reference category)    - - 2.22 0.31*
[1.01-4.59]
Pre-existing resource networks (below median is the reference category)      - -
  1. Note. All organizational characteristics and preparedness measures were coded into binary variables.
  2. *p < 0.05. **p < 0.01. ***p < 0.001.