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Table 5 Independent predictors of HCW management among health workers

From: Health care waste management among health workers and associated factors in primary health care facilities in Kampala City, Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Variables Frequency (n = 200) Proportion % Crude PR 95% (CI) Adjusted PR 95% CI P value
Sex
 Male 53 26.5 1 1  
 Female 147 73.5 1.04 (0.86–1.27) 1.17 (0.99–1.40) 0.068
Age (Years)
 18–35 131 65.5 1 1  
 35 and Above 69 34.5 1.22 (1.05–1.43)* 1.13 (0.99–1.30) 0.060
Marital status
 Married 135 67.5 1   
 Unmarried 65 32.5 0.99 (0.84–1.19)   
Religion
 Christian 161 80.5 1   
 Non-Christian 39 19.5 0.84 (0.65–1.08)   
Job designation
 Nurse/midwife 151 75.5 1   
 Medical officer 16 8.0 0.83 (0.56–1.22)   
 Counsellor 18 9.0 0.88 (0.63–1.24)   
 Others (laboratory personnel, social workers) 15 7.5 1.06 (0.81–1.38)   
Department
 Outpatient department 124 62.0 1 1  
 Maternity ward 39 19.5 0.79 (0.61–1.04) 0.83 (0.66–1.03) 0.092
 HIV section 10 5.0 0.52 (0.24–1.11) 0.55 (0.26–1.15) 0.111
 Teenage Corner 10 5.0 1.29 (1.17–1.42)* 1.10 (1.01–1.29)* 0.043
 Other departments 17 8.5 1.06 (0.84–1.35) 1.14 (0.89–1.47) 0.285
Level of education
 Higher secondary 34 17.0 1 1  
 Diploma 136 68 1.69 (1.20–2.39)* 1.49 (1.13–1.96)* 0.005
 Lower secondary 30 15.0 1.07 (0.66–1.72) 1.14 (0.77–1.68) 0.523
Knowledge of risks of poor HCW management
 Did not know 10 5.0 1   
 Know 190 95.0 1.51 (0.80–2.82)   
Knowledge of risk of HCW to health workers
 High 182 91.0 1 1  
 Low 18 9.0 1.73 (1.03–2.92)* 1.09 (0.67–1.79) 0.717
Ever attended training in HCW management
 No 80 40.0 1 1  
 Yes 120 60.0 1.30 (1.08–1.58)* 1.19 (1.01–1.42)* 0.042
Knowledge of colour codes
 Did not know 21 10.5 1   
 Know 179 89.5 1.12 (0.82–1.54)   
 Overall Knowledgec      
 Low 57 28.5 1   
 High 143 71.5 3.77 (1.92–7.39)   
HCW management important
 No 19 9.5 1 1  
 Yes 181 90.5 3.78 (1.57–9.07)* 2.81 (1.22–6.47)* 0.016
HCW management a serious problem
 Not serious 18 9.0 1   
 Very serious 182 91.0 1.36 (0.89–2.08)   
Ever been affected by HCW
 No 144 72.0 1.   
 Yes 56 28.0 0.99 (0.82–1.19)   
Ever reported injury to infection and control Unit
 No 165 82.5 1   
 Yes 35 17.5 1.05 (0.86–1.29)   
  1. PR Prevalence ratios, CI Confidence Interval, *p < 0.05
  2. cNot included in multivariable model due to collinearity