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Table 1 Possible factors influencing compliance to the use of high-kV technique for PA chest X-ray: n = 77

From: Compliance to radiography practice of high-kilovoltage technique for chest radiography in South South Nigeria

Factors Compliance Total Degree of freedom chi value p-value
Yes No
Awareness
Yes 57 10 (13%) 47 (61%) 57 (74%) 1 6.0039 0.0642
No 20 0 20 (26%) 20 (26%)
Total 77 10 (13%) 67 (87%) 77 (100%)
Years in service
<5 33 5 (7%) 28 (36%) 33 (43%) 2 4.7929 0.0910
5–9 30 4 (5%) 26 (34%) 30 (39%)
 ≥ 10 14 1 (1%) 13 (17%) 14 (18%)
Total 77 10 (13%) 67 (87%) 77 (100%)
Imaging system
Film/screen 0 18 (23%) 18 (123%) 1 4.8670 0.0273
Digital 10 (13%) 49 (64%) 59 (77%)
Total 10 (13%) 67 (87%) 77 (100%)
X-ray tube rating
High 10 (16%) 52 (68%) 62 (81%) 1 4.1398 0.0419
Low 0 15 (19%) 15 (19%)
Total 10 (13%) 67 (87%) 77 (100%)
Unit with preset exposure factors
Yes 8 (10%) 35 (46%) 43 (56%)    
No 2 (3%) 32 (41%) 34 (44%) 1 5.2403 0.0221
Total 10 (13%) 6 7(87%) 77 (100%)    
Type of hospital/diagnostic centre
Public 6 (8%) 40 (52%) 46 (60%) 1 1.4531 0.2280
Private 4 (5%) 27 (35%) 31 (40%)    
Total 10 (13%) 67 (87%) 77 (100%)