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Table 2 Bivariable and multivariable logistic regression analysis of factors associated with intestinal parasitic infections among food handlers working at Woldia University Student’s Cafeteria, Northeastern Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 256)

From: Magnitude of intestinal parasitic infections and associated factors among food handlers working at Woldia University student’s cafeteria, Northeastern Ethiopia: an institution based cross-sectional study

VariablesIntestinal parasitic infectionsCOR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)
Positive (%)Negative (%)
Sex
 Male15 (16.3)77 (83.7)11
 Female28 (17.1)136 (82.9)0.95 (0.48–1.88)1.79 (0.62–5.18)
Age
 15–194 (30.8)9 (69.2)0.41 (0.11–1.47)1.91 (0.40–9.09)
 20–2418 (15.5)98 (84.5)1.001.00
 25–2912 (16.9)59 (83.1)0.89 (0.40–1.99)0.53 (0.06–5.10)
 30–345 (17.2)24– (82.8)0.84 (0.28–3.49)1.31 (0.27–6.41)
 ≥ 354 (14.8)23 (85.2)1.04 (0.32–3.38)1.71 (0.24–12.22)
Hand washing after toilet with a soap
 Yes14 (7.6)169 (82.4)11
 No29 (39.7)44 (60.3)7.96 (3.87–16.32)3.24 (1.28–8.19)*
Hand washing before eating food with a soap
 Yes17 (8.6)182 (81.4)11
 No26 (45.6)31 (54.4)8.98 (4.37–18.45)4.03 (1.64–9.91)**
Fingernail trimming
 Yes22 (10.7)183 (89.3)11
 No21 (41.2)30 (58.8)3.76 (1.88–7.51)3.11 (1.14–8.67)***
Use of apron when handling food
 Yes37 (17.7)172 (82.3)11
 No6 (12.8)41 (87.2)0.68 (0.27–1.72)0.37 (0.09–1.50)
Use of hair cover during work of food handlers
 Yes38 (16.5)192 (83.5)11
 No5 (19.2)21 (80.8)1.20 (0.43–3.34)0.70 (0.17–2.81)
Year of service
 < 1 year9 (18.7)39 (81.3)0.90 (0.40–2.03)0.29 (0.05–1.71)
 1–5 years32 (17.6)150 (82.4)11
 6–10 years2 (8.3)24 (81.7)2.54 (0.57–11.31)0.54 (0.08–3.84)
Food safety training
 Yes22 (10.6)186 (89.4)11
 No21 (43.7)27 (52.3)6.57 (3.20–13.52)6.58 (2.46–17.62)****
Medical checkup for IPs    
 Yes25 (11.8)186 (88.2)11
 No18 (40.0)27 (60.0)3.06 (1.45–6.47)2.41 (1.47–4.24)***
Having a license for food handling practice
 Yes23 (11.1)184 (88.9)11
 No20 (40.8)29 (59.2)5.52 (2.70–11.20)6.13 (2.18–17.22)****
Took medication
 Yes16 (27.6)42 (72.4)11
 No27 (13.6)171 (86.4)2.41 (1.19–4.89)0.51 (0.18–1.39)
  1. Significant at: *P = 0.013, **P = 002, ***P = 0.03, ****P = 0.001, 1 = reference