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Table 4 Variations in HCWs knowledge and awareness by socio-demographic and facility factors

From: Healthworker preparedness for COVID-19 management and implementation experiences: a mixed methods study in Uganda’s refugee-hosting districts

Characteristic Overall knowledge (24–96) Mean (SD) Knowledge of relevance to case management (15–60) Mean (SD) Knowledge of relevance to prevention (9–36) Mean (SD)
District
Adjumani 65.8 (12.5)* 38.9 (8.8)* 26.9 (5.0)
Gulu 70.1 (12.9) 42.4 (8.9) 27.7 (5.1)
Kabarole 65.1 (10.9) 38.8 (6.9) 26.3 (5.1)
Kampala 68.7 (9.55) 40.8 (6.9) 27.9 (3.9)
Kyegegwa 70.3 (12.3) 43.2 (8.0) 27.1 (5.0)
Mubende 68.1 (12.3) 40.5 (9.0) 27.6 (4.3)
Health facility level
Region Referral hospital 68.7 (11.2)* 41.2 (7.9)* 27.5 (4.5)
General hospital 65.1 (12.0) 38.3 (8.6) 26.7 (4.6)
HC IV 67.5 (12.0) 40.3 (8.3) 27.2 (4.9)
HC III 73.0 (10.6) 44.6 (6.1) 28.4 (5.4)
HC II 60.6 (8.3) 36.1 (6.4) 24.4 (2.5)
Clinic 66.2 (6.2) 38.4 (3.2) 27.8 (3.9)
Gender
Male 69.4 (11.0)* 41.5 (7.7)* 27.9 (4.6)*
Female 66.7 (11.6) 39.8 (8.1) 26.6 (4.5)
Education
Certificate 63.6 (11.7)* 37.8 (8.5)* 26.6 (4.2)*
Diploma 67.2 (10.7) 40.2 (7.5) 26.9 (4.5)
Bachelors’ degree 71.8 (10.9) 42.8 (7.5) 28.6 (4.7)
Marital status
Single 68.8 (10.9) 41.0 (7.4) 27.8 (4.5)
Married 67.4 (11.5) 40.4 (8.1) 27.0 (4.6)
Divorced/separated 69.7 (7.9) 40.9 (6.7) 28.8 (2.3)
Widowed 74.0 (24.1) 44.3 (17.3) 29.8 (7.3)
Religion
Catholic 67.9 (11.1) 40.6 (7.9) 27.3 (4.5)
Protestant 66.9 (11.6) 40.0 (7.9) 26.9 (4.6)
Muslim 70.5 (11.6) 42.8 (8.4) 27.7 (4.2)
Pentecostal 69.7 (11.7) 41.0 (7.8) 28.7 (4.8)
SDA 66.1 (11.3) 39.8 (8.8) 26.3 (4.6)
Cadre
Consultant 80.0 (7.8)* 49.4 (3.7)* 30.6 (4.3)*
Medical officer 75.7 (9.4) 45.6 (6.2) 30.1 (5.2)
Clinical officer 68.2 (9.0) 41.4 (6.3) 26.8 (4.5)
Reg trained nurse 68.2 (12.4) 41.0 (8.5) 27.2 (5.0)
Enrolled nurse 64.7 (12.2) 38.1 (9.1) 26.6 (4.0)
Pharmacist 66.6 (8.8) 39.1 (6.3) 27.5 (3.4)
Radiographer 66.8 (5.0) 40.6 (4.7) 26.2 (1.1)
Laboratory technologist 70.1 (9.8) 41.9 (6.3) 28.2 (4.4)
Other 66.5 (10.9) 39.7 (7.2) 26.8 (4.9)
Department
Emergency 70.5 (10.3) 42.8 (7.5) 27.7 (4.7)
Outpatient 67.6 (10.1) 40.4 (7.1) 27.2 (4.5)
Inpatient 67.6 (13.1) 40.1 (9.3) 27.5 (4.8)
Investigative dept 69.4 (7.9) 42.1 (5.2) 27.3 (4.1)
Other 68.8 (11.8) 41.5 (7.7) 27.3 (4.8)
  1. *Statistically significant at p < 0.05