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Table 3 Logistic regression analysis of patients’ preference with nursing care provided by male nurses

From: “I prefer a male nurse to a female nurse”: patients’ preference for, and satisfaction with nursing care provided by male nurses at the Komfo Anokye teaching hospital

Would you prefer to be attended to by a male nurse on any other visit to the hospital (Yes/No)
Covariates OR 95% CI
Gender Male 1  
Female 0.306 0.046–2.039
Age 18–24 1  
25–34 1.719 0.262–11.296
35–44 0.104 0.010–1.046
45–54 0.356 0.018–7.133
55–64 0.337 0.008–14.147
65 and above 1.505 0.000
Marital status Married 1  
Single 0.111 0.013–0.928*
Separated 5.376 0.196–147.125
Divorced 0.568 0.027–12.131
Widowed 0.000 0.000
Occupation Public sector 1  
Self-employed 4.257 0.000
Private sector 5.436 0.000
Unemployed 8.180 0.000
Student 2.767 0.000
Retired 0.000 0.000
Ethnicity Akan 1  
Ga-Adangbe 0.000 0.000
Guan 0.000 0.000
Ewe 1.180 0.084–16.507
Mole Dagbani 0.682 0.033–13.933
Religious beliefs Christianity 1  
Islamic 36.533 2.116–630.597*
Traditionalist 0.000 0.000
Level of education Basic education 1  
Secondary 2.356 0.368–15.058
Tertiary 0.857 0.087–8.395
None 0.676 0.041–11.169
  1. Nagelkerke R2: 0.443; Hosmer-Lemeshow Test: 0.889
  2. *p < .05; 1: reference category