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Table 5 Association of internet access with study variables, 2012

From: Information needs and seeking behaviour among health professionals working at public hospital and health centres in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Internet access
Variables   Yes (%) No (%) COR (95%CI) AOR(95%CI)
Age: <30 years 100 (29.5%) 85 (25.1%) 3.7[1.81,7.63]* 2,63[1.4,5.1]
  ≥30 years 14 (4.1%) 44 (13.0%) 1.0 1.0
Sex:
  Male 63 (18.6%) 54 (15.9%) 2[1.3,3.14]* 1.91[1.1,3.4]
  Female 82 (24.2%) 140 (41.3%) 1.0 1.0
Educational category:
  MD 20 (5.9%) 1(0.3%) 2[1.3,3.14] 1.91[1.1,3.4]
  Others 125 (36.9%) 193 (56.9%) 1.0 1.0
Working unit:
OPD & inpatient 32 (9.4%) 33 (9.7%) 1.38[0.80,2.4 1.31[0.64,2.66]
Others 113 (33.3%) 161 (47.5%) 1.0 1.0
Monthly income:
<2000 58 (17.1%) 137 (40.4%) 0.3[0.18,0.44] 0.38[0.22,0.68]*
≥2000 87 (25.7%) 57 (16.8%) 3[0.18,0.44]* 2.0[1.1,3.87]
Working experience:
≤6 years 101(29.8%) 84(24.8%) 3[1.9,4.86]* 2.0[1.1,3.71]
>6 years 44(13.0%) 110(32.4%) 1.0 1.0
Family size <4 117(34.5%) 141(41.6%) 1.6[0.91,2.73] 0.77[0.39,1.5]
  ≥4 28(8.3%) 53(15.6%) 1.0 1.0
Computer access:
Yes 80(23.6%) 42(24.4%) 2[1.3,3.30] 1.8[1.03,3.10]
No 106(31.3%) 103(30.4%) 1.0 1.0
Patient number per day:
≤30 88(23.6%) 44(13.0%) 2[1.3,3.30] 1.8[1.03,3.10]
>30 65(19.2%) 150(44.2%) 1.0 1.0
Computer literacy:
Yes 72(21.2%) 41(12.1%) 3.7[2.23,6.1] 3.93[2.26,6.82]*
No 73(21.5%) 153(45.1%) 1.0 1.0
Facility:
Hospital 124(36.6%) 134(39.5%) 2.64[1.5,4.8]* 2,59[1.33,5.01]
Health centers 21(6.2%) 60(17.7%) 1.0 1.0
  1. *Significant at p < 0.05.