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Table 6 Association among selected occupational hazards and socio-demographic variables

From: Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of occupational hazards and safety practices in Nigerian healthcare workers

Education\knowledge Poor Good Total
Diploma 36 (59.0 %) 25 (41.0 %) 61 (21.0 %)
Bachelors’ degree 72 (35.5 %) 132 (64.7 %) 204 (70.3 %)
Masters’ degree 9 (47.4 %) 10 (52.6 %) 19 (6.6 %)
Others (secondary school certificate) 6 (100.0 %) 0 (0.0 %) 6 (2.1 %)
Total 123 (42.2 %) 167 (57.6 %) 290 (100.0 %)
Chi-square, likelihood ratio (χ2 LR) = 21.574; degree of freedom (df) = 3; P value (P) = 0.000 (significant)
Marital status\perception Poor Good Total
Single 27 (24.5 %) 83 (75.5 %) 110 (37.9 %)
Married 68 (38.0 %) 111 (62.0 %) 179 (61.7 %)
Divorced 0 (0.0 %) 1 (100.0 %) 1 (0.3 %)
Total 95 (32.8 %) 195 (67.2 %) 290 (100.0 %)
χ2 LR = 6.506; df = 2; P = 0.039 (significant)
Ethnicity\attitude Negative Positive Total
Yoruba 45 (17.9 %) 207 (82.1 %) 252 (86.9 %)
Igbo 12 (32.4 %) 2 (67.6 %)5 37 (12.8 %)
Others 1 (100.0 %) 0 (0.0 %) 1 (0.3 %)
Total 58 (20.0 %) 232 (80.0 %) 290 (100.0 %)
χ2 LR = 7.539; df = 2; P = 0.006 (significant)
Religion\perception Poor Good Total
Christianity 94 (34.6 %) 178 (65.4 %) 272 (93.8 %)
Islam 1 (6.2 %) 15 (93.8 %) 16 (5.5 %)
Traditional 0 (0.0 %) 2 (100.0 %) 2 (0.7 %)
Total 95 (32.8 %) 195 (67.2 %) 290 (100.0 %)
χ2 LR = 8.641; df = 2; P = 0.013 (significant)
Occupations\work experience 1–5 years >5 years Total
Medical doctor 80 (65.0 %) 43 (35.0 %) 123 (42.4 %)
Nurse 62 (40.8 %) 90 (59.2 %) 152 (52.4 %)
Nursing assistant 11 (73.3 %) 4 (26.7 %) 15 (5.2 %)
Total 153 (52.8 %) 137 (47.2 %) 290 (100 %)
χ2 LR = 19.006; df = 2; P = 0.000 (significant)
Religion\attitude Negative Positive Total
Christianity 58 (21.3 %) 214 (78.7 %) 272 (93.8 %)
Islam 0 (0.0 %) 16 (100.0 %) 16 (5.5 %)
Traditional 0 (0.0 %) 2 (100.0 %) 2 (0.7 %)
Total 58 (20.0 %) 232 (80.0 %) 290 (100.0 %)
χ2 LR = 8.236; df = 2; P = 0.016 (significant)