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Table 6 Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) among male & female medical waste handlers.

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

Type of PPE male(N = 40) Female(N = 86) Total(N = 126) 0dds ratio 95% CI p-value
Thick disposable glove 30(75) 70(81.4) 100(79.4) 0.92 0.7,1.1 0.4
Boots 35(87.5) 50(58.1) 85(67.5) 1.5 1.2,1.7 0.002
Mask 10(25) 19(22.1) 29(23) 1.1 0.6,2.2 0.7
Head covers 30(75) 80(93) 110(87.3) 0.83 0.7,0.97 0.4
overalls 40(100) 86(100) 126(100)    NS
  1. NS-not significant