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Table 4 Association of socio-demographic characteristics and professional profiles with responses to knowledge questions, 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 Response to knowledge questions p value
Correct N (%) Incorrect N (%)
Sex Male 87 (59.6) 59 (40.4) 0.315
Female 37 (51.4) 35 (48.6)
Age group 20–29 99 (54.7) 82 (45.3) 0.051*
30–39 22 (75.9) 7 (24.1)
≥ 40 3 (37.5) 5 (62.5)
Facility currently working Hospital 55 (51.4) 52 (48.6) 0.142
Health center 69 (62.2) 42 (37.8)
Location of the institution Urban 91 (54.8) 75 (45.2) 0.348
Rural 33 (63.5) 19 (36.5)
Ownership of the institution Government only 113 (61.4) 71 (38.6) 0.005*
Private only 9 (32.1) 19 (67.9)
Both government and private 2 (33.3) 4 (66.7)
Profession BSc nurse 48 (50) 48 (50) 0.002
Health officer 28 (68.3) 13 (31.7)
BSc Midwifery 8 (38.1) 13 (61.9)
Medical Lab Technologist 14 (48.3) 15 (51.7)
Pharmacist 26 (83.9) 5 (16.1)
Work experience (years) 1–5 86 (56.2) 67 (43.8) 0.615*
6–10 25 (59.5) 17 (40.5)
11–15 11 (64.7) 6 (35.3)
≥ 16 2 (33.3) 4 (66.7)
Have you attended trainings on antimicrobial resistance? Yes 11 (52.4) 10 (47.6) 0.837
No 113 (57.4) 84 (42.6)
Have you ever used antimicrobial sensitivity test result for treating patients? Yes 5 (71.4) 2 (28.6) 0.701
No 119 (56.4) 92 (43.6)
Do you get up to date information on antimicrobial resistance? Yes 60 (59.4) 41 (40.6) 0.574
No 64 (54.7) 53 (45.3)
  1. * Fisher’s exact value