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Table 8 Variations in HCWs practices 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 practice index (31–124) Mean (SD) Patient safety index (7–28) Mean (SD) Staff safety index (12–48) Mean (SD) Communication, risk mapping and monitoring index (11–44) Mean (SD)
District
Adjumani 82.5 (15.3)* 20.6(5.0)* 31.7 (6.9)* 30.2 (5.8)*
Gulu 96.0 (12.3) 22.4(4.3) 37.7 (5.5) 35.9 (4.7)
Kabarole 82.4 (15.0) 20.7 (3.4) 31.7 (6.7) 30.1 (6.7)
Kampala 85.6 (13.5) 20.9 (3.2) 33.8 (6.0) 30.9 (5.7)
Kyegegwa 91.6 (16.8) 22.2 (3.7) 36.2 (7.4) 33.2 (6.8)
Mubende 87.5 (15.5) 21.1 (3.5) 34.6 (6.7) 31.7 (6.9)
Health facility level
Region Referral hospital 86.8(13.9)* 21.1 (3.4) 33.8 (6.3)* 31.9 (6.0)*
General hospital 82.2(14.8) 20.8 (4.4) 31.6 (6.5) 29.8 (6.0)
HC IV 83.6(17.8) 20.6 (4.4) 33.4 (7.1) 29.6 (7.2)
HC III 98.3 (15.3) 23.1 (5.0) 39.4 (6.9) 35.8 (5.4)
HC II 86.3(6.9) 21.0 (2.4) 34.6 (4.0) 30.8 (3.4)
Clinic 95.4(10.1) 22.1 (2.6) 38.2 (5.4) 35.1 (4.5)
Gender
Male 86.0 (14.9) 20.9 (3.9) 33.7 (6.8) 31.4 (6.2)
Female 87.2 (15.2) 21.3 (3.8) 34.1 (6.6) 31.7 (6.4)
Education
Certificate 88.8 (15.5) 22.0 (3.9) 34.8 (6.9) 32.0 (6.9)
Diploma 85.4 (15.5) 20.7 (4.0) 33.3 (6.8) 31.3 (6.3)
Bachelors’ degree 86.7 (15.0) 21.0 (3.4) 34.1 (6.1) 31.6 (6.2)
Marital status
Single 89.7 (14.9)* 21.9 (3.3)* 35.0 (6.9) 32.8 (6.0)*
Married 85.1 (14.6) 20.9 (3.8) 33.3 (6.4) 30.9 (6.2)
Divorced/separated 86.2 (16.4) 18.6 (7.0) 34.9 (7.5) 32.7 (6.4)
Widowed 93.5 (32.4) 20.3 (9.1) 38.5 (11.2) 34.8 (12.6)
Religion
Catholic 88.8 (15.7) 21.6 (4.1) 34.8 (6.8) 32.5 (6.4)
Protestant 85.0 (14.2) 20.8 (3.4) 33.3 (6.5) 30.9 (5.9)
Muslim 86.8 (14.9) 20.8 (4.0) 34.0 (6.5) 32.0 (5.9)
Pentecostal 86.1 (14.9) 21.3 (3.5) 33.9 (6.8) 30.8 (6.5)
SDA 79.1 (13.7) 19.1 (5.3) 30.3 (6.9) 29.2 (6.3)
Cadre
Consultant 96.9 (14.1) 22.4 (2.5) 37.4 (7.0) 37.0 (5.6)
Medical officer 85.0 (14.6) 20.4 (4.6) 33.3 (6.4) 31.3 (6.2)
Clinical officer 83.6 (16.0) 20.3 (4.6) 33.0 (7.1) 30.3 (6.9)
Reg trained nurse 86.5 (13.3) 20.7 (3.1) 34.0 (5.9) 31.8 (5.8)
Enrolled nurse 86.4 (17.2) 21.5 (4.5) 33.7 (7.6) 31.1 (6.8)
Pharmacist 87.0 (12.5) 21.3 (2.8) 34.2 (5.5) 31.5 (6.2)
Radiographer 78.6 (7.9) 20.0 (2.1) 30.2 (4.1) 28.4 (2.9)
Laboratory technologist 87.4 (12.8) 21.4 (3.2) 34.6 (5.8) 31.4 (5.4)
Other 89.3 (16.0) 21.9 (3.8) 34.6 (7.4) 32.8 (6.2)
Department
Emergency 87.2 (14.7) 19.9 (2.4) 33.9 (8.4) 33.4 (6.0)
Outpatient 87.7 (14.3) 21.4 (4.1) 34.6 (6.2) 31.8 (5.8)
Inpatient 84.5 (16.1) 20.9 (3.7) 32.7 (6.9) 30.8 (6.9)
Investigative dept 89.1 (15.0) 21.5 (3.4) 35.3 (6.0) 32.3 (6.6)
Other 87.9 (14.7) 21.3 (3.7) 34.6 (7.0) 32.1 (6.0)
  1. *Statistically significant at p < 0.05