Table 3

Factors associated with knowledge of health workers about MDR-TB at Gondar University Referral Hospital and Felege Hiwot Referral Hospitals, Northwest Ethiopia

VariablesMDR-TB knowledgeCOR (95% CI)AOR (95% CI)
GoodPoor 
Working site
 Internal medicine37401.00
 Surgery17290.60 (0.28 to 1.26)
 Gynaecology and obstetrics17260.67 (0.31 to 1.42)
 Paediatrics24280.87 (0.43 to 1.77)
 OPD and others521050.50 (0.29 to 0.88)
Age (year)
 <2550801.00
 26–30801091.17 (0.74 to 1.85)
 >3019390.77 (0.40 to 1.49)
Sex
 Male1031261.81 (1.17 to 2.80)
 Female461021.00
Marital status
 Married57980.82 (0.53 to 1.25)
 Not married921301.00
Profession
 Doctor of Medicine42171.00
 Nurse701280.22 (0.11 to 0.41)
 Medical laboratory13310.17 (0.07 to 0.40)
 Other health professionals24520.18 (0.08 to 0.39)
Educational level
 Diploma16591.001.00
 BSc991572.32 (1.26 to 4.26)1.58 (0.81 to 3.05)
 Postgraduate above341210.44 (4.42 to 24.67)5.78 (2.33 to 14.33)
Staff categories
 Teaching staff35213.00 (1.68 to 5.44)
 Hospital staff1142071.00
Working experience (years)
 <359801.17 (0.73 to 1.88)
 03June33570.92 (0.53 to 1.58)
 >657911.00
Ever diagnosed for TB
 Yes351032.68 (1.69 to 4.25)1.85 (1.12 to 3.03)
 No1141251.001.00
Trained for infection prevention
 Yes23551.78 (1.04 to 3.05)1.79 (1.00 to 3.17)
 No1261721.001.00
  • AOR, adjusted odds ratio; COR, crude odds ratio; MDR-TB, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis; OPD, outpatient departments; TB, tuberculosis.