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Table 3 Determinants of staff exposure to occupational health and safety at the workplace

From: Experiences of frontline nursing staff on workplace safety and occupational health hazards in two psychiatric hospitals in Ghana

  Dependent variables
Exposure to OHH   Frequency of Exposure (Daily)  
Independent variables Coef.b 95% CI p-value Coef. b 95% CI p-valuea
Age −0.16 −0.28 −0.03 0.012a −0.43 −1.24 0.39 0.301
Gender
 Male 0.15 −0.00 0.30 0.052 −0.79 −1.80 0.22 0.124
 Female Ref    Ref Ref    Ref
Profession
 Professional nurse −0.01 −0.26 0.23 0.912 −1.39 −3.05 0.27 0.099
 Other Ref    Ref Ref    Ref
Work schedule
 Day only 0.22 −0.29 0.73 0.400 4.49 1.05 7.93 0.011a
 Day and night 0.28 −0.26 0.82 0.308 4.83 1.20 8.45 0.010a
 Night only Ref    Ref Ref    Ref
 Work experience 0.07 0.03 0.11 0.002a 0.15 −0.13 0.43 0.285
  1. Source: Field Data (2010)
  2. Legend: APH Accra Psychiatric Hospital, OHH Occupational Health Hazard, OHS Occupational Health and Safety, n Sample size, CI Confidence Interval
  3. aMultivariate Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression analysis: p-values are statistically significant at 95% confidence level
  4. bOrdinary Least Squares (OLS) regression coefficients