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Table 3 Association of socio-demographic characteristics and professional profiles with level of knowledge, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, October to November 2015

From: Paramedical staffs knowledge and attitudes towards antimicrobial resistance in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Variables Categories Level of knowledge p value
Good number (%) Poor number (%)
Sex Male 99 (67.8) 47 (32.2) 0.044
Female 38 (52.8) 34 (47.2)
Age group 20–29 109 (60.2) 72 (39.8) 0.004*
30–39 25 (86.2) 4 (13.8)
≥ 40 3 (37.5) 5 (62.5)
Facility currently working Hospital 68 (63.6) 39 (36.4) 0.943
Health center 69 (62.2) 42 (37.8)
Location of the institution Urban 112 (67.5) 54 (32.5) 0.018
Rural 25 (48.1) 27 (51.1)
Ownership of the institution Government only 120 (65.2) 64 (34.8) 0.004*
Private only 11 (39.3) 17 (60.7)
Both government and private 6 (100) 0 (0)
Profession BSc nurse 61 (63.5) 35 (36.5) 0.004
Health officer 31 (75.6) 10 (24.4)
BSc Midwifery 8 (38.1) 13 (61.9)
Medical Lab Technologist 13 (44.8) 16 (55.2)
Pharmacist 24 (77.4) 7 (22.6)
Work experience (years) 1–5 91 (59.5) 62 (40.5) 0.064*
6–10 30 (71.4) 12 (28.6)
11–15 14 (82.4) 3 (17.6)
≥ 16 2 (33.3) 4 (66.7)
Have you attended trainings on antimicrobial resistance? Yes 16 (76.2) 5 (23.8) 0.274
No 121 (61.4) 76 (38.6)
Have you ever used antimicrobial sensitivity test result for treating patients? Yes 5 (71.4) 2 (28.6) 1.000*
No 132 (62.6) 79 (37.4)
Do you get up to date information on antimicrobial resistance? Yes 69 (68.3) 32 (31.7) 0.158
No 68 (58.1) 49 (41.9)
  1. * Fisher’s exact value