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Table 4 Chi-Square statistics to test health worker knowledge regarding prenatal and newborn care

From: Primary healthcare worker knowledge related to prenatal and immediate newborn care: a cross sectional study in Masindi, Uganda

Independent variable   Level of knowledge n(%) OR[CI] p-value
   Adequate knowledge Inadequate knowledge   
   Prenatal care (N = 183)    
Level of training      
  Nurse Assistant 36(50.7) 35(49.3) 0  
  Nurse 37(51.4) 35(48.6) 1.02[0.53-1.98] 0.935
  Midwife 25(62.5) 15(37.5) 1.62[0.73-3.58] 0.232
Level of care      
  HC level III or II 59(53.2) 52(46.8) 0  
  Hospital or HC IV 39(54.2) 33(45.8) 1.04[0.57-1.89] 0.893
Years of service      
  0-5 39(49.4) 40(50.6) 0  
  6-32 59(56.7) 45(43.3) 1.34[0.75-2.43] 0.324
   Immediate newborn care (N = 183)    
Level of training      
  Nurse Assistant 27(38.0) 44(62.0) 0  
  Nurse 33(45.8) 39(54.2) 1.38[0.71-2.69] 0.345
  Midwife 25(62.5) 15(37.5) 2.72[1.22-6.04] 0.014
Level of care      
  HC level III/ II 49(44.1) 62(55.9) 0  
  Hospital/HC IV 36(50.0) 36(50.0) 1.27[0.70-2.29] 0.438
Years of service      
  0-5 36(45.6) 43(54.4) 0  
  6-32 49(47.1) 55(52.9) 1.06[0.59-1.92] 0.836
   Managing infections on newborns (N = 183)    
Level of training      
  Nurse Assistant 11(15.5) 60(84.5) 0  
  Nurse 8(11.1) 64(88.9) 0.68[0.26-1.81] 0.442
  Midwife 5(12.5) 35(87.5) 0.78[0.25-2.43] 0.667
Level of care      
  HC level III or II 14(12.6) 97(89.4) 0  
  Hospital or HC IV 10(13.9) 62(86.1) 1.12[0.47-2.67] 0.803
Years of service      
  0-5 8(10.3) 71(89.9) 0  
  6-32 5(4.8) 99(95.2) 0.45[0.14-1.44] 0.167
   Identifying and stabilizing LBW Babies (N = 183)    
Level of training      
  Nurse Assistant 27(38.0) 44(62.0) 0  
  Nurse 50(69.4) 22(30.6) 3.7[1.85-7.41] 0.000*
  Midwife 26(65.0) 14(35.0) 3.0[1.35-6.78] 0.007
Level of care      
  HC level III or II 60(54.1) 51(46.0) 0  
  Hospital or HC IV 43(59.7) 29(40.1) 1.20[0.69-2.30] 0.450
Years of service      
  0-5 44(55.7) 35(44.3) 0  
  6-32 59(56.7) 45(43.3) 1.04[0.58-1.88] 0.889
  1. *p-value < 0.004.