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Table 6 Status of universal precaution follows up among medical waste handlers at Gondar town Health institutions, 2011

From: Seroprevalence of hepatitis B and C viruses among medical waste handlers at Gondar town Health institutions, Northwest Ethiopia

Types of PPE used HBV or HCV positive (n = 7) Negative for both HBV and HCV (n = 93) Total (N = 100) RR(Risk ratio 95% CI) P-value
Thick disposable gloves      
   Yes 5(71%) 73(78%) 78(78%) 1.0  
   No 2(29%) 20(22%) 22(22%) 0.71(0.15-3.4) 0.65*
   Face masks      
   Yes 1(14%) 45(48%) 46(46%) 1.0  
   No 6(86%) 48(52%) 54(54%) 0.19(0.02-1.6) 0.12
Boots      
   Yes 0(0%) 11(12%) 11(11%) 1.0  
   No 7(7%) 82(88%) 89(89%) 1.3(1.02-1.15) 1.00
Protective gown      
   Yes 6(86%) 67(72%) 73(73%) 1.0  
   No 1(14%) 26(28%) 27(27%) 2.2(0.28-17.6) 0.67
   Training      
   Yes 4(57%) 33(35%) 37(37%) 1.0  
   No 3(43%) 60(66%) 63(63%) 2.3(0.54-9.6) 0.42
  1. *Fisher exact test
  2. N total sample size of MWHs
  3. n number of positive or negative for hepatitis virus