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Table 3 Multivariate analysis examining risk factors for RDT confirmed malaria

From: The impact of rapid malaria diagnostic tests upon anti-malarial sales in community pharmacies in Gwagwalada, Nigeria

Risk factors for malaria Odds ratio Adjusted odds ratio
(95% CI) (95% CI)
P value P value
Adult age group 0.384 (0.214-0.688) 0.514 (0.280-0.946)
0.001 0.033
Reported positive lab test prior to presentation 2.221 (1.282-3.812) 2.177 (1.208-3.925)
0.004 0.010
A history of fever in the last 48 hours 4.441 (2.757-7.151) 4.027 (2.482-6.532)
< 0.001 < 0.001
Reported last treatment for malaria (more than 6 months ago) 1.611 (1.014-2.560) 1.627 (1.002-2.640)
0.042 0.049