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Table 3 Analysis of child attributes associated with malaria parasitaemia

From: Malaria epidemiology in the Ahafo area of Ghana

Attribute n/N (%) ORβ, (95% CI) p ORγ, (95% CI) p
   Unadjusted   Adjusted  
Child age      
< 24 months 93/600 (15.5) 1 - 1 -
≥ 24 months 273/1035 (26.4) 1.95 (1.50 - 2.53) < 0.001 2.44 (1.79, 3.34) < 0.001
Height for age z-score      
Normal 302/1403 (21.5) 1 - 1 -
Abnormal 59/209 (28.2) 1.43 (1.03 - 1.99) 0.031 1.17 (0.79 - 1.73) 0.442
Weight for age z-score      
Normal 333/1519 (21.9) 1 - 1 -
Abnormal 30/98 (30.6) 1.57 (1.01 - 2.46) 0.047 1.54 (0.84 - 2.85) 0.166
Weight for height z-score      
Normal 340/1500 (22.7) 1 - 1 -
Abnormal 18/104 (17.3) 0.71 (0.42 - 1.20) 0.206 0.56 (0.30 - 1.05) 0.071
Anaemia      
Non-anaemic 216/1130 (19.1) 1 - 1 -
Anaemic 150/505 (29.7) 1.79 (1.40 - 2.28) < 0.001 1.70 (1.30 - 2.22) < 0.001
  1. β-Univariate logistic regression odds ratio (OR); γ-multivariate logistic regression odds ratio (OR); CI-confidence interval