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Table 1 Factors associated with bacterial infection isolated from food handlers (n = 387) in Wolaita Sodo meal serving facilities, 2017

From: Burden of intestinal pathogens and associated factors among asymptomatic food handlers in South Ethiopia: emphasis on salmonellosis

Associated factors Positivity COR AOR (95% CI) P value
Age
 ≤ 20 92(23.1%) 3.42(2.51–5.67) 0.0
 > 20 306(76.9%) 1  
Work experience (years)
 ≤ 2 135(33.9%) 1.52(1.04–3.7) 0.8712
 > 2 263(76.1%) 1  
Raw meat eating habit
 Yes 369(92.8%) 3.3(2.4–4.6) 0.001
 No 29(7.2%) 1  
Hand wash after toilet
 No 93(23.4%) 2.31(1.34–3.84) 0.0046
 Yes 305(76.6%)   
Hand wash after touching dirty materials
 Yes 225(56.5%) 2.4(1.7–3.5) 0.0025
 No 173(43.5%)   
Trimmed finger nail
 Yes 95(23.9%)   
 No 303(72.1%) 1.78(1.24–2.88) 0.094
Food hygiene training
 Yes 80(20.1%)   
 No 318(79.9%) 2.14(1.55–4.91) 0.1206