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Table 2 Overall hygienic hand disinfection compliance by occupational group and medical specialty: results of three logistic regressions (total, physicians, nurses)

From: Compliance with hand disinfection in the surgical area of an orthopedic university clinic: results of an observational study

Variables Total Physicians Nurses
N (opportunities) Wald p       
Interaction occupational group × medical specialty 1145 18.6 p < 0.001       
  N (opportunities) OR (crude) 95% CI (crude) N OR (crude) 95% CI (crude) N OR (crude) 95% CI (crude)
Occupational group          
 Physicians 558 Ref        
 Nurses 587 1.7 (1.2) 1.2–2.4 (0.9–1.5)       
Medical specialty          
 Surgery 342 Ref   184 Ref   158 Ref  
 Anesthesia 803 2.0 (2.2) 1.5–2.7 (1.6–2.8) 374 4.8 (3.8) 3.0–7.6 (2.5–5.7) 429 1.3 (1.3) 0.7–2.3 (0.9–1.9)
Sex          
 Men 601 Ref   426 Ref   175 Ref  
 Women 544 0.9 (1.2) 0.7–1.2 (1.0–1.5) 132 1.0 (1.7) 0.6–1.5 (1.2–2.5) 412 0.8 (0.8) 0.5–1.2 (0.6–1.2)
Location          
 Inside operation theatre 463 Ref   230 Ref   233 Ref  
 Outside operation theatre 682 1.2 (1.2) 0.9–1.7 (0.9–1.5) 328 1.7 (1.2) 1.1–2.4 (0.8–1.7) 354 0.9 (1.1) 0.5–1.4 (0.8–1.6)
Operation theatres          
 Adults 867 Ref   424 Ref   443 Ref  
Pediatric 278 1.9 (1.8) 1.4–2.6 (1.4–2.3) 134 3.0 (2.4) 1.9–4.7 (1.6–3.5) 144 1.4 (1.4) 1.0–2.1 (0.9–2.0)
  1. Significant results (p < 0.05) are displayed in bold
  2. OR odds ratio, 95% CI 95% confidence interval, Ref. reference