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Table 2 Odds ratios (ORs) for respondents’ choice of selected questions by work fields, education level and professional background respectively

From: Reprocessing and reuse of single-use medical devices in China: a pilot survey

Personal information Agreement (Crude OR, 95% CI)a Disagreement (Crude OR, 95% CI)a
Independent variable B10 B13 B15 C5 D3 B13 D7
Work fields Patient and other staff    1.00     
Medical device manufacturers (foreign enterprise/joint venture) 3.71 (1.64–8.40)
Managing agent of medical device 3.80 (1.42–10.18)
Clinician/Nurse 3.74 (1.68–8.32)
Education level Other degree 1.00 1.00
Master or above       2.65 (1.11–6.32) 2.36 (1.06–5.22)
Professional background Other professional backgrounds 1.00 1.00   1.00 1.00   
Clinical medicine 2.31 (1.29–4.14) 2.14 (1.14–4.01) 2.03 (1.15–3.59) 2.14 (1.29–3.55)
  1. a The OR value given means that p < 0.05
  2. -indicates that there is no statistically significant correlation between the personal information of respondents and their choices for the selected questions