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Table 2 Factors associated with being knowledgeable about IRS as well as perception that IRS will be a beneficial intervention

From: Community knowledge and perceptions about indoor residual spraying for malaria prevention in Soroti district, Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Variable Knowledgeable about IRS Perception that IRS will be beneficial
  Unadj. OR (95%CI) Adj OR (95% CI) Unadj. OR (95%CI) Adj OR (95% CI)
Residence     
Urban 2.04 (1.53-2.72) 1.92 (1.04-3.56)*   
Rural 1.0 1.0   
Sex     
Male 2.17 (1.63-2.90) 1.33 (0.77-2.30)   
Female 1.0 1.0   
Age in years     
18 – 22 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
≥ 23 2.61 (1.78-3.81) 1.92 (0.93-3.94) 2.03 (1.05-3.92) 2.17 (1.07-4.38)*
Occupation     
Peasant farmer 0.31 (0.23-0.41) 0.54 (0.29-1.01)   
Other 1.0 1.0   
Highest education level     
Primary and below 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Secondary or beyond 10.13 (7.27-14.11) 4.81 (2.72-8.52)* 2.43 (1.46-4.02) 2.16 (1.22-3.83)*
Source of IRS information     
Radio     
Yes 3.77 (2.38-5.96) 2.94 (1.60-5.40)* 2.17 (1.30-3.62) 1.44 (0.80-2.60)
No 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Health workers     
Yes 4.86 (1.91-12.37) 5.47 (1.89-15.83)*   
No 1.0 1.0   
Peers (community members)     
Yes 1.98 (0.95-4.13) 0.40 (0.20-0.81)* 0.38 (0.22-0.67)* 0.44 (0.24-0.84)*
No 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Local leaders     
Yes 0.31 (0.18-0.53) 2.10 (0.88-4.94) 0.39 (0.22-0.67) 1.21 (0.50-2.91)
No 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Knowledge level about IRS     
Knowledgeable    3.67 (2.09-6.44) 2.21 (1.17-4.17)*
Not Knowledgeable    1.0 1.0
  1. * Statistically significant association.