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Table 3 Association of the variables of health facility, department and point of contact with presence or absence of bacterial isolates in univariate analysis. OR is Odds ratio, CI is confidence interval, n represents total number of swabs in category

From: The role of medical equipment in the spread of nosocomial infections: a cross-sectional study in four tertiary public health facilities in Uganda

Variable Frequency (n = 192) Bacteria Isolated (n = 116) No Bacteria isolated (n = 76) OR (95% CI) P-Value
Health Facility Mbarara RRH 60 (31.2%) 25 (21.5%) 35 (46.0%) 1  
Gulu RRH 51 (26.6%) 32 (27.6%) 19 (25.0%) 2.52 (1.03–6.18) 0.043
Kisenyi HC 4 33 (17.2%) 21 (18.1%) 12 (15.8%) 2.63 (0.95–7.28) 0.063
Mbale RRH 48 (25.0%) 38 (32.8%) 10 (13.2%) 6.07 (2.18–16.87) 0.001
Department Theatre 72 (37.5%) 30 (25.9%) 42 (55.3%) 1  
Imaging 15 (7.8%) 9 (7.8%) 6 (7.9%) 2.21 (0.60–8.12) 0.231
Neonatal 105 (54.7%) 77 (66.4%) 28 (36.8%) 4.25 (1.98–9.13) < 0.001
Point of Contact Hard to Reach 65 (33.9%) 36 (31.0%) 29 (38.2%) 1  
With Patient 62 (32.2%) 37 (31.9%) 25 (32.9%) 1.26 (0.58–2.72) 0.556
With User 65 (33.9%) 43 (37.1%) 22 (28.9%) 1.70 (0.79–3.70) 0.177
No. of patients per equipment      0.99 (0.98–1.01) 0.940
No of users per equipment      1.01 (0.97–1.05) 0.642