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Table 3 Distribution of HBsAg and anti-HBc in relation to Sociodemographic characteristics of Medical waste Handlers.

From: Hepatitis B virus infection among medical waste handlers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Socio demographic characteristic N (%) HBsAg in MWHs (N = 126) Anti-HBc in MWHs (N = 126)
   n (%) OR (95% CI) p-value n (%) OR (95% CI) p-value
Gender        
   Male 40(31.7) 3 (7.5) 1.3 (0.32,5.1) 0.72 26(65) 1.6(1.2,2.3) 0.007
   Female 86(68.3) 5 (5.8)    34(39.5)   
Age     0.82    0.001
   20-29 39 (31) 4 (10.3) 1   11 (28.2) 1  
   30-39 38(30.1) 2 (5.3) 0 .49(.08,2.8) 0.42 16 (42.1) 1.9(0.72,4.9) 0.2
   40-49 37(29.4) 2 (5.4) 0.5(0.09,2.9) 0.44 31 (83.8) 10 (3.7,32.1) 0.001
   50-59 12(9.5) 0 (0) UD 0.99 2 (16.7) 0.5(0.1,2.7) 0.43
Length of Service(years)     0.43    0.3
   0-5 36(28.6) 1(2.8) 1   13(36.1) 1  
   6-10 33(26.2) 1(3) 1.1(0.07,18.2) 0.95 15(45.5) 1.5(0.56,3.9) 0.43
   11-15 31(24.6) 3(9.7) 3.8(.37,38) 0.26 18(58.1) 2.5(0.92,6.6) 0.08
   > 15 26(20.6) 3(11.5) 4.6(.45,,46.6) 0.2 14(53.8) 2 (0.74,5.7) 0.17
Educational status        
   Primary or Less 58 (46) 3 (5.2) 0.8 (0.16,2.3) 0.72 28 (48.3) 0.95(0.47,1.9) 0.89
   Secondary or More 68 (54) 5 (7.4)    32 (47.1)   
Marital Status        
   Single(2 8 ) 28(22.2) 4 (14.3) 2.4 (0.52,10.4) 0.28 12 (42.9) 0.88(0.55,1.4) 0.57
   Married(98) 98(77.8) 4 (4.1)    48(49)   
  1. N = Total number of individuals in each category
  2. n = Total number of positive individuals in each category
  3. UD = Undefined