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Table 3 Factors associated with hand hygiene compliance among health care providers in Gondar University Hospital [GUH], Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia, 2013 (n=405)

From: Hand hygiene compliance and associated factors among health care providers in Gondar University Hospital, Gondar, North West Ethiopia

Variables HH practice COR (CI 95%) AOR (CI 95%)
Yes No
Age 18-24 13 64 r  
25-34 44 239 0.91 (.46, 1.78)  
≥35 10 35 1.41 (.56, 3.54)  
Sex Male 47 223 r  
Female 20 115 0.83 (0.47, 1.46)  
Religion Orthodox 52 280 r  
Muslim 9 36 1.35 (0.61, 2.96)  
Others* 6 22 1.47 (.57, 3.80)  
Profession Physician 11 79 r  
Nurse 43 178 1.74 (.85, 3.54)  
Lab-tech 8 33 1.74 (.64, 4.72)  
Other HCPs** 5 48 0.75 (0.25, 2.28)  
Educational level Diploma 12 43 r  
BSc (1st degree) 45 240 0.67 (.33, 1.37)  
2nd degree & above*** 10 55 0.65 (.26, 1.65)  
Marital status Married 33 152 1.19 (.70, 2.01)  
Unmarried**** 34 186 r  
Year of working exp < 1 year 11 51 r  
1-4 years 36 207 0.81 (.38, 1.69)  
>4 years 20 80 1.16 (.51,2.62)  
Knowledge of HHP Yes 60 253 2.88 (1.27, 6.54) 3.80 (1.60, 8.97)
No 7 85 r  
taking training on HH Yes 57 187 4.60 (2.27, 9.32) 2.60 (1.21, 5.62)
No 10 151 r  
Hospital promoting the importance of HHP Yes 61 224 5.17 (2.17, 12.33)  
No 6 114 r  
Availability of soap and water in working ward Yes 43 121 3.20 (1.86,5.55)  
No 24 217 r  
Availability of sink in working ward Yes 41 132 2.46 (1.44,4.21)  
No 26 206 r  
Availability of Ind towel/tissue paper Yes 42 106 3.70 (2.13,6.35) 1.90 (1.02, 3.53)
No 25 232 r  
Availability of ABHR in the ward Yes 61 170 10.01 (4.23, 23.87) 6.58 (2.67, 16.22)
No 6 168 r  
Availability of glove in the ward Yes 40 227 0.72 (.42, 1.24)  
No 27 111 r  
Knew presence of IP committees Yes 56 170 5.00 (2.55,9.94) 2.60 (1.23, 5.37)
No 11 168 r  
  1. *protestant and others, **HO, dental technologists, radiographers, physiotherapist, Anesthetists, ***masters, specialists Dr, resident Dr, ****reference Divorced, widowed, r-reference.