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Table 5 Predictors of intention to leave the current job among health care providers who work in PMTCT clinics in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

From: Job satisfaction and turnover intentions among health care staff providing services for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Variable Crude odds ratio
OR (95% CI)
Adjusted odds ratio
OR (95% CI)
Dissatisfaction with the
 Amount of salary 3.8 (1.1–14.1)
 Availability of job aids 2.3 (0.9–5.2)
 Allocation of workload between team members 2.5 (1.1–5.7)
 Job description in relation to actual work 3.2 (1.7–6.2)
 Recognition of work by boss 4.4 (2.3–8.4) 3.6 (1.7–7.6)
 Knowledge from on-the-job training 2.2 (1.2–4.0)
 Performance of the department 4.7 (2.5–8.8) 2.7 (1.3 - 5.8)
 ANC/PMTCT outcomes 3.9 (1.7–8.8)
 Job stability 4.1 (2.0–8.3) 3.7 (1.3–10.5)
Health facility level
 Hospital compared to dispensary 3.1 (1.2–8.0)
 Dispensary 1 1
Health care workers opinion on Option B+
 Women clients prefer Option B+ 0.3 (0.1–0.8)
 Option B+ is the best for mothers and babies 0.7 (0.2–2.0)
 Option B+ is feasible to implement in Tanzania 0.9 (0.3–3.0)
  1. Crude odds ratio: univariate associations between each of the explanatory variables and the outcome variable. Adjusted odds ratio: associations between the explanatory variables and the outcome variable found to have a p value < 0.2 in the univariate models, adjusted for age, education level, level of health facility and professional cadre in a multivariate model. Empty cells represents results overlapping the null value (OR = 1). All models are adjusted for clustering of standard errors at the health care facility level