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Table 3 Hepatitis B virus infection and associated factors among health care workers and medical waste handlers in primary hospitals around of North-west Ethiopia, 2018

From: Sero-prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection and associated factors among health care workers and medical waste handlers in primary hospitals of North-west Ethiopia

Variables N (%) HBsAg positive n (%) COR (95% CI) P value AOR (95% CI) P value
Transfusion Yes 128 (33) 4 (3.1) 1.4 (0.38–4.9) 0.63   
No 260 (67) 6 (2.3) 1    
Circumcision Yes 256 (66) 8 (3.1) 2.1 (0.44–10) 0.53   
No 132 (34) 2 (1.5) 1    
Jaundice Yes 26 (6.7) 4 (15.4) 10.8 (2.8–41) <0.001 10.5 (2.1–12.2) 0.004
No 362 (93.3) 6 (1.7) 1    
Needlestick injury Yes 72 (18.6) 2 (2.8) 1.1 (0.23–5.3) 0.90   
No 316 (81.4) 8 (2.5) 1    
Lack of vaccination Yes 36 (9.3) 1 (2.8) 1    
No 352 (90.7) 9 (2.6) 1.1 (0.13–8.8) 0.94   
Hospitalization Yes 123 (31.7) 5 (4.1) 2.2 (0.63–7.7) 0.22   
No 265 (68.3) 5 (1.9) 1    
Surgical procedures Yes 64 (15.5) 2 (3.1) 1.3 (0.26–6.1) 0.63   
No 324 (84.5) 8 (2.5) 1    
Unprotected sex Yes 103 (26.5) 5 (4.9) 2.8 (0.8–10) 0.10   
No 285 (73.5) 5 (1.8) 1    
Multi-sex partner Yes 80 (20.6) 5 (6.2) 4 (1.1–14) 0.03 1.5 (0.33–6.6) 0.60
No 308 (79.4) 5 (1.6) 1    
Dental procedures Yes 24 (6.2) 3 (12.5) 7.3 (1.7–30) 0.006 4.0 (0.81–20.4) 0.09
No 364 (93.8) 7 (1.9) 1    
Contact history Yes 60 (15.5) 5 (8.3) 5.9 (1.6–20.9) 0.006 6.8 (1.6–28.5) 0.009
No 328 (84.5) 5 (1.5) 1    
Training Yes 177 (45.6) 1 (0.6) 1    
No 211 (54.4) 9 (4.3) 1.3 (0.02–1.02) 0.052