Skip to main content

Table 4 Odd Ratios of pharmacy workers correct knowledge of antihypertensive and anticonvulsant drugs in pregnancy by demographic and employment characteristics

From: Knowledge of pharmacy workers on antihypertensive and anticonvulsant drugs for managing pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Bangladesh

Variables Anti-hypertensive Knowledge, Anticonvulsant Knowledge,
  OR (95%CI) AOR (95%CI) OR (95%CI) AOR (95%CI)
Sex
 Female 1 1 1 1
 Male 0.9 (0.5–1.8) 4.2* (1.7–10.6) 2.0 (0.9–4.6) 6.5** (2.1–19.9)
Age (year)     
  < 30 1 1 1 1
 30–39 1.1 (0.5–2.2) 0.9 (0.4–2.1) 1.1 (0.5–2.6) 1.2 (0.5–3.3)
 40–49 1.7 (0.8–3.7) 1.1 (0.4–2.8) 1.2 (0.5–2.8) 1.9 (0.6–5.6)
  > =50 1.3 (0.6–2.7) 0.5 (0.2–1.2) 1.2 (0.5–2.8) 0.7 (0.2–2.2)
District/ geographical distribution
 Comilla 1 1 1 1
 Rangpur 2.1* (1.1–4.0) 2.9** (1.4–6.2) 1.1 (0.5–2.3) 1.1 (0.4–2.7)
 Tangail 0.7 (0.4–1.5) 0.8 (0.4–1.8) 2.5** (1.3–4.8) 3.6** (1.7–7.6)
 Bhola 0.8 (0.1–1.6) 1.1 (0.5–2.5) 0.6 (0.2–1.3) 0.9 (0.3–2.4)
Title of pharmacy worker
 Public
  Pharmacist 1 1 1 1
  Service providers (FWV/SACMO) additionally, work in pharmacy 1.6 (0.7–4.1) 4.2** (1.3–12.3) 1.0 (0.4–2.7) 4.9** (1.3–18.1)
  Drug store keeper 0.5 (0.1–2.8) 0.6 (0.1–3.9) 0.6 (0.1–3.4) 0.9 (0.2–5.4)
 Private
  Drug seller/store manager 0.2* (0.1–0.9) 0.1** (0.02–0.6) 0.4 (0.1–1.4) 0.5 (0.1–2.5)
  Drug store owner 0.5* (0.2–1.1) 0.3* (0.1–0.9) 0.5 (0.2–1.3) 0.5 (0.2–1.6)
Years’ experience
 Less than 1 year 1 1 1 1
 1–5 years 0.6 (0.1–2.2) 0.9 (0.2–3.8) 0.6 (0.1–2.4) 0.5 (0.1–2.2)
 More than 5 0.8 (0.3–2.7) 1.2 (0.3–4.5) 0.9 (0.3–3.5) 0.7 (0.2–3.1)
Received any basic medical training
 No 1 1   1
 Yes 1.4 (0.7–2.4) 2.6* (1.2–5.7) 3.0* (1.4–7.4) 3.2* (1.1–8.1)
  1. Inference: * p < 0.05; ** P < 0.01; *** P < 0.001