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Table 5 OLS results of the determinants of risky waste management indices among Nigeria’s healthcare facilities

From: Healthcare waste management practices and safety indicators in Nigeria

  Risky Sharp Disposal Index Risky Medical Waste Disposal Index Tolerance
Variables Coef. Std. Err. t-stat Coef. Std. Err. t-stat 1/VIF
Staff received training on waste management −0.0119 0.0505 −0.24 0.0676 0.0504 1.34 85.06
Southern states 0.1851 0.0481 3.85 0.2978 0.0480 6.20 80.39
Rural healthcare facilities 0.0269 0.0490 0.55 0.0592 0.0489 1.21 80.45
Public healthcare facilities −0.0043 0.0832 −0.05 0.0199 0.0831 0.24 85.84
Dispensaries/health center −0.0976 0.0602 −1.62 −0.0315 0.0601 −0.52 74.19
Traveling hours to headquarters 0.0057 0.0345 0.17 −0.0157 0.0345 −0.45 85.45
Electricity −0.0661 0.0558 −1.18 −0.0189 0.0557 −0.34 60.47
Generators 0.0937 0.0630 1.49 0.0439 0.0630 0.70 64.17
Batteries as second power source −0.1497 0.2574 −0.58 −0.5025 0.2571 −1.95 97.30
Solar panel as second power 0.0425 0.1496 0.28 −0.0659 0.1493 −0.44 94.11
Other source of power 0.0223 0.1648 0.14 −0.0862 0.1646 −0.52 93.97
Improved source of water −0.1254 0.0469 −2.67 −0.0472 0.0468 −1.01 88.90
Number of outpatient hours per day −0.0080 0.0034 −2.38 −0.0092 0.0034 −2.73 77.30
Possession of standard waste management guidelines 0.0357 0.0532 0.67 −0.0054 0.0531 −0.10 87.39
Constant 0.1776 0.1365 1.30 0.0290 0.1363 0.21  
F(14,2465) 2.15    3.94    
Prob > F 0.0075    0.0000    
Adj R-squared 0.0065    0.0163    
Breusch-Pagan /Cook-Weisberg 1.28    2.42    
Mean VIF 1.33