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Table 4 Factors associated with the attributes of acceptability, simplicity, usefulness, flexibility and timeliness among key stakeholders of the South African National Diseases Surveillance System in 2015

From: Survey of the perceptions of key stakeholders on the attributes of the South African Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System

System Attribute Factor Logistic Regression Analysis Multivariate Analysis
   Odds Ratio 95 % CI p-value Odds Ratio 95 % C I p-value
Acceptability Years of Experience 0.91 0.84–1.00 0.041* 0.91 0.84–1.00 0.041*
Participation in NORT 1.21 0.44–3.32 0.708    
Participation in PORT 0.76 0.24–2.44 0.651    
Training in the NDSS 1.36 0.43–4.31 0.601    
Flexibility Training in the NDSS 2.18 0.80–5.95 0.129    
Simplicity Training in the NDSS 1.85 0.67–5.09 0.234    
Participation in NORT 0.75 0.29–1.95 0.550    
Timeliness Participation in NORT 1.17 0.50–2.76 0.714    
Disease Detection 0.10 0.01–0.96 0.046* 0.10 0.01–0.96 0.046*
Usefulness Training in the NDSS 2.47 1.00–6.07 0.049* 1.98 0.75–5.21 0.168
Participation in NORT 0.41 0.17–0.98 0.045* 0.38 0.16–0.93 0.034*
Participation in PORT 2.5 0.83–7.56 0.105    
  1. 95 % CI 95 % Confidence Interval
  2. PORT Provincial Outbreak Response Team
  3. NORT National Outbreak Response Team
  4. NDSS Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
  5. *p values significant at 5 % level