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Table 1 Factors associated with occurrence of needle and sharp injury among health care and auxiliary workers at central zone of Tigray, northern Ethiopia, 2017 (n = 444)

From: Assessment of needle stick and sharp injuries among health care workers in central zone of Tigray, northern Ethiopia

Variables/response NSSI last 12 months COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Yes n (%) No n (%)
Gender
 Male 49 (29.3%) 118 (70.7%) 0.753 (0.489, 1.161) 1.959 (0.959, 4.001)
 Female 66 (23.8%) 211 (76.2%) 1 1
Are you concerned about needle sticks and sharp injury
 Yes 114 (26.7%) 313 (73.3%) 1 1
 No 1 (5.9%) 16 (94.1%) 5.827 (0.764, 44.443) 7.639 (0.762, 76.602)
Needle sticks and sharp injury is avoidable
 Yes 104 (24.9%) 313 (75.1%) 1 1
 No 11 (40.7%) 16 (59.3%) 0.483 (0.217, 1.075) 0.629 (0.188, 2.101)
Disease can be transmitted by needle stick and sharp injury
 Yes 107 (24.9%) 323 (75.1%) 4.025 (1.366, 11.86)a 4.479 (0.832, 24.099)
 No 8 (57.1%) 6 (42.9%) 1 1
Did you recap needle in the last 12 months
 Yes 73 (43.7%) 94 (56.3%) 4.345 (2.774, 6.806)a 4.326 (2.235, 8.373)b
 No 42 (15.2%) 235 (84.8%) 1 1
Ever used “khat” last 12 months
 Yes 5 (50.0%) 5 (50.0%) 1 1
 No 110 (25.3%) 324 (74.7%) 2.945 (.837, 10.367) 4.013 (0.553, 29.142)
Ever used cigarette/tobacco last12 months
 Yes 35 (58.3%) 25 (41.7%) 5.320 (3.011, 9.400)a 4.273 (1.645, 11.100)b
 No 80 (20.8%) 304 (79.2%) 1 1
Did you follow safety guide line properly
 Yes 90 (23.3%) 297 (76.7%) 2.578 (1.452, 4.576)a 1.667 (0.733, 3.792)
 No 25 (43.9%) 32 (56.1%) 1 1
Ever had training on occupational health and safety
 Yes 102 (46.8%) 116 (53.2%) 1 1
 No 13 (5.8%) 213 (94.2%) 14.407 (7.751, 26.78)a 14.456 (6.879, 30.375)b
Work hours per week
 ≤ 40 h 108 (37.5%) 180 (62.5%) 1 1
 > 40 h 7 (4.5%) 149 (95.5%) 12.771 (5.769, 28.272)a 16.097 (6.252, 41.448)b
Job satisfaction
 Satisfied 112 (28.1%) 287 (71.9%) 1 1
 Not satisfied 3 (6.7%) 42 (93.3%) 5.463 (1.66, 17.985)a 4.264 (1.004, 18.111)b
Work experience
 ≤ 5 years 25 (14.0%) 153 (86.0%) 3.13 (1.911, 5.125)a 4.482 (2.189, 9.178)b
 > 5 years 90 (33.8%) 176 (66.2%) 1 1
  1. 1 reference, COR crude odds ratio, AOC adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval
  2. aSignificant at COR
  3. bSignificant at AOR