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Table 2 Bivariate analysis of event according to exposure classification

From: Occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens among healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study of a registry in Colombia

Mild exposure Yes % No % OR (CI 95 %) p value
Female 76.6 82.6 0.69 (0.35–1.37) 0.287
Urban area 80.6 69.5 1.82 (0.99–3.36) 0.051
Physician 6.0 14.1 0.39 (0.14–1.07) 0.071
Student 34.3 12.5 3.66 (2.18–6.15) <0.00001
Nursing 32.8 47.9 0.53 (0.32–0.89) 0.015
Bacteriology 4.5 4.9 0.91 (0.28–2.92) 1.000
Odontology 7.5 7.3 1.03 (0.41–2.56) 0.814
Surgical Instrumentation 6.0 2.5 2.49 (0.88–7.08) 0.092
Cleaning personnel 9.0 9.6 0.93 (0.40–2.17) 0.861
Respiratory therapy 0.0 1.2 1.03 (1.02–1.04) 1.000
Infectious diseases specialist assessment 17.9 30.7 0.49 (0.26–0.93) 0.025
Prophylactic medication 0.0 22.1 1.04 (1.03–1.05) <0.00001
Medical follow-up 11.9 33.9 0.26 (013–0.56) <0.00001
Moderate exposure Yes % No % OR (CI 95 %) p value
Female 82.7 81.4 1.90 (0.83–1.43) 0.525
Urban area 70.1 69.0 1.05 (0.86–1.29) 0.627
Physician 15.5 8.9 1.88 (1.38–2.56) <0.00001
Student 12.3 15.5 0.77 (0.59–0.99) 0.048
Nursing 48.6 44.1 1.20 (0.99–1.45) 0.056
Bacteriology 4.9 4.9 1.01 (0.66–1.55) 0.968
Odontology 7.0 8.2 0.83 (0.59–1.18) 0.298
Surgical Instrumentation 2.8 2.0 1.38 (0.73–2.61) 0.320
Cleaning personnel 7.5 16.0 0.42 (0.32–0.56) <0.00001
Respiratory therapy 1.4 0.3 4.15 (0.98–17.58) 0.041
Infectious diseases specialist assessment 10.7 90.1 0.13 (0.01–0.02) <0.00001
Prophylactic medication 0.0 87.0 24.48 (19.67–30.47) <0.00001
Medical follow-up 23.7 62.5 0.19 (0.15–0.23) <0.00001
Severe exposure Yes % No % OR (CI 95 %) p value
Female 82.0 82.5 0.96 (0.73–1.28) 0.068
Urban area 67.6 70.5 0.87 (0.71–1.08) 0.200
Physician 9.3 15.2 0.57 (0.42–0.79) 0.001
Student 13.1 13.1 0.99 (0.75–1.33) 0.987
Nursing 45.5 48.1 0.90 (0.75–1.10) 0.308
Bacteriology 4.9 4.9 1.01 (0.64–1.57) 0.980
Odontology 8.3 7.0 1.21 (0.85–1.73) 0.288
Surgical Instrumentation 1.5 2.9 0.52 (2.46–1.10) 0.082
Cleaning personnel 16.9 7.5 2.50 (1.88–3.32) <0.00001
Respiratory therapy 0.4 1.3 0.28 (0.07–1.19) 0.097
Infectious diseases specialist assessment 99.2 10.9 1065.13 (394.06–2879.05) <0.00001
Prophylactic medication 98.1 0.0 188.50 (101.59–349.76) <0.00001
Medical follow-up 68.9 23.3 7.28 (5.89–9.02) <0.00001
  1. CI confidence interval, OR Odds ratio