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Table 2 Risk factors for occupationally acquired HBV infection among hospital staff by region, Poland, 2016–18 (n = 306)

From: Seroprevalence of anti-HBc, risk factors of occupationally acquired HBV infection and HBV vaccination among hospital staff in Poland: a multicenter study

Risk factor Total Kuyavia West Pomerania p
n/N % n/N % n/N %
Not vaccinated against HBV 14/294 4.8 3/61 4.9 11/216 5.1 0.96
Never trained in infection control 3/301 1.0 0/62 0.0 3/244 1.2 0.87
Irregularly used gloves while exposed to blood 14/306 4.6 2/62 3.2 12/244 4.9 0.57
Recapped a needle in the last year 110/306 35.9 21/62 33.9 89/244 36.5 0.70
Did not use safety engineered devices 42/306 13.7 19/62 30.6 23/244 9.4 0.02
Had a history of a sharps injury in the last year 70/252 27.8 12/62 19.4 58/190 30.5 0.09
Had > 1 sharps injuries in the last year 53/252 21.0 7/62 11.3 46/190 24.2 0.03
Did not report the last sharps injury 52/70 80.0 8/12 66.7 44/58 75.9 0.51