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Table 3 Association between variables and performance on the tests of knowledge about sickle cell disease among professionals working in the Family Health Program; Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil; 2010

From: Knowledge of family health program practitioners in Brazil about sickle cell disease: a descriptive, cross-sectional study

Variables Performance below the average (<31) n (%) Performance above the average (≥31)n (%) p-value* OR (95%CI)
Sex    0,679  
   Female 22 (66,7) 46 (76,0)   0,74 (0,27-2,03)
   Male 11 (33,3) 17 (27,0)   1,0
Children    0,913  
   Yes 19 (57,6) 37 (58,7)   0,95 (0,37-2,44)
   No 14 (42,4) 26 (41,3)   1,0
Marital Status    0,872  
   Married/stable relationship 17 (51,5) 35 (55.6)   0,85 (0,34-2,15)
   Single/divorced/widower 16 (48,5) 28 (44,4)   1,0
Education    0,967  
   Physician 14 (42,4) 25 (39,7)   1,12 (0,44-2,87)
   Nurse 19 (57,6) 38 (60,3)   1,0
Time since graduation    0,685  
   ≤ 5 years 20 (60,6) 34 (54,0)   1,31 (0,51-3,38)
   > 5 years 13 (39,4) 29 (46,0)   1,0
Length of service in Primary care    0,838  
   < 3 years 25 (75,8) 48 (76,2)   0,98 (0,33-2,93)
   ≥ 3 years 8 (24,2) 15 (23,8)   1,0
Qualification in Family Health program    0,067  
   No 17 (51,5) 19 (30,2)   2,46 (0,95-6,45)
   Yes 16 (48,5) 44 (69,8)   1,0
Are there patients with sickle cell disease in the operational area?    0,015  
   No 24 (72,7) 28 (44,4)   3,33 (1,23-9,23)
   Yes 9 (27,3) 35 (55,6)   1,0
  1. * Pearson Chi-square test with Yates correction.