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Table 1 Social demographic characteristics of 114 nurses evaluated for ethics knowledge

From: Nurses’ knowledge in ethics and their perceptions regarding continuing ethics education: a cross-sectional survey among nurses at three referral hospitals in Uganda

Variable Low knowledge (score ≤ 50%) n = 96 Adequate knowledge (score ≥ 50%) n = 18 OR (95% CI) P value
Gender
 Female 87 (91%) 17 (94%) 0.6 (0.1–4.8) 0.599
 Male 9 (9%) 1 (6%) 1.0
Age
 <45 49 (51%) 6 (33%) 2.1 (0.7–6.0) 0.168
 ≥45 47 (49%) 12 (67%) 1.0
Level of education
 Diploma and above 51 (53%) 16 (89%) 0.14 (0.02–0.7) 0.005*
 Certificate 45 (47%) 2 (11%) 1.0
Duration in practice
 <16 years 46 (48%) 6 (33%) 1.8 (0.6–5.3) 0.254
 ≥16 years 50 (52%) 12 (67%) 1.0
Ever attended CME/CNE in ethics
 Yes 44 (46%) 7 (39%) 1.3 (0.5–3.7) 0.587
 No 52 (54%) 11 (61%) 1.0
  1. * Significant findings p value <0.05.