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Table 3 Factors Associated with Occurrence of Needle Stick Injuries among Nurses Working in Public Hospitals of Dessie Town, March, 2016 (n = 252)

From: Prevalence of needle stick injury and its associated factors among nurses working in public hospitals of Dessie town, Northeast Ethiopia, 2016

Variables Injury status COR With 95% CI AOR With 95% CI
Yes No
Age group
 20–29 years 71 100 1.00  
 30–39 years 22 13 2.38 (1.126–5.046)*  
 40+ years 30 16 2.641 (1.340–5.206)*  
Experience category
 ≤ 5 years 73 95 1.00 1.000
 5–10 years 15 16 1.220 (0.566–5.046)* 2.331 (0.925–5.871)**
 > 10 years 35 18 2.530 (1.1327–4.842)* 6.321 (2.865–13.948)**
Working hours per week
 ≤ 40 h 87 114 1.00 1.000
 > 40 h 36 15 3.15 (1.619–6.108)* 2.903 (1.297–6.498)**
Use of PPE
 Yes 87 121 1.00 1.000
 No 36 8 6.26 (2.773–14.127)* 5.055 (2.015–12.688)**
Use of safety box
 Yes 113 127 1.00  
 No 10 2 5.62 (1.206–26.191)*  
Availability of guide line
 Yes 65 112 1.00  
 No 58 17 5.88 (3.156–10.939)*  
Follow IP guide line
 Yes 73 117 1.00 1.000
 No 50 12 6.68 (3.334–13.375)* 4.623 (2.052–10.416)**
Receiving IP training
 Yes 71 114 1.00 1.000
 No 52 15 5.56 (2.916–10.623)* 5.780 (2.691–12.415)**
  1. * Significantly associated at COR
  2. ** Significantly associated at AOR