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Table 8 Association of socio-demographic characteristics with attitude statements towards interventions of antimicrobial resistance, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, October to November 2015

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

Statements Response categories p value
Very useful Useful Not useful Not sure Sex Age group Facility Location Ownership Experience Training Up to date information
Reduction of antibiotic use for outpatient setting 45 (20.6) 135 (61.9) 29 (13.3) 9 (4.1) 0.007* 0.000* 0.403* 0.065* 0.114* 0.000* 0.728* 0.103*
Access to current antibiogram 81 (37.2) 115 (52.8) 5 (2.3) 17 (7.8) 0.172* 0.054* 0.026* 0.483* 0.073* 0.322* 0.492* 0.016*
Antimicrobial usage policy 141 (64.7) 66 (30.3) 3 (1.4) 8 (3.7) 0.000* 0.031* 0.353* 0.138* 0.001* 0.193* 0.526* 0.002*
Updating about local antibiotic resistance patterns 159 (72.9) 41 (18.8) 3 (1.4) 15 (6.9) 0.834* 0.211* 0.043* 0.060* 0.255* 0.287* 0.529* 0.185*
Establish national antimicrobial resistance surveillance 140 (64.2) 71 (32.6) 7 (3.2) 0.000* 0.687* 0.012* 0.000* 0.056* 0.075* 0.101* 0.007*
Establish hospital infection control committee 155 (71.1) 63 (28.9) 0.293 0.296* 1.000 0.223 0.834* 0.399* 0.773 0.021
Develop institutional guideline for antimicrobial use 146 (67) 65 (29.8) 7 (3.2) 0.427* 0.782* 0.038* 0.075* 0.001* 0.605* 0.252* 0.189*
Education on antimicrobial therapy for prescribers 148 (67.9) 59 (27.1) 11 (5.0) 0.287* 0.095* 0.007 0.324* 0.000* 0.018* 0.843* 0.039
Establish microbiology diagnostic services 149 (68.3) 66 (30.3) 3 (1.4) 0.244* 0.225* 0.003* 0.437* 0.000* 0.020* 0.720* 0.049*
  1. * Fisher’s exact value