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Table 1 Prevalence of Plasmodium infection in Butajira area, Ethiopia, October 2008 to June 2010

From: Malaria risk factors in Butajira area, south-central Ethiopia: a multilevel analysis

Factors Total examined, n Positive, n (%) Chi-Square P-value
Individual     
Total 19,207 178 (0.93)   
Age category    70.8 <0.001
 <5 3,042 54 (1.77)   
 5-9 3,513 59 (1.68)   
 10-14 2,702 20 (0.74)   
 ≥15 9,942 45 (0.45)   
Gender    3.4 0.06
 Male 9,347 99 (1.06)   
 Female 9,852 79 (0.80)   
Household     
Total 738 44 (6.00)   
Wealth status    70.0 <0.001
 Lowest 6,379 111 (1.74)   
 Middle 6,419 40 (0.62)   
 Higher 6,401 27 (0.42)   
House status    39.0 <0.001
 Dilapidated 3,195 21 (0.66)   
 Holes 4,844 81 (1.67)   
 Good 11,160 76 (0.68)   
Village     
Altitudinal strata    106.5 <0.001
 1,800-1,899 m 5,547 107 (1.93)   
 1,900-1,999 m 2,034 29 (1.43)   
 2,000-2,300 m 11,618 42 (0.36)   
Seasons    86.5 <0.001
 October-November 2008 3,416 20 (0.58)   
 January.-February 2009 3,205 11 (0.34)   
 June-July 2009 3,227 27 (0.84)   
 October-November 2009 3,210 72 (2.24)   
 January.-February 2010 3,127 35 (1.11)   
 June 2010 3,022 13 (0.43)