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Table 4 Factors associated with long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed net utilization, southwest Ethiopia, November 2012

From: Predictors of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed net ownership and utilization: evidence from community-based cross-sectional comparative study, Southwest Ethiopia

Variable Categories Used LLINs N (%) AOR (95% CI)
Age head of household <30 yrs 148 (69.8) 3.5 (1.6, 7.6)**
30-39 yrs 461 (69.5) 2.1 (1.3, 3.6)**
40-49 yrs 403 (69.5) 1.8 (1.1, 3.0)*
50-59 yrs 253 (64.9) 1.4 (0.8, 2.4)
≥60 yrs 255 (63.0) 1
Gender of household head Male 1,313 (68.5) 1.1 (0.9, 1.5)
Female 207 (62.3)  
Marital status ofhousehold head Married 1,384 (67.9) 3.6 (1.0, 12.4)*
Not married 133 (64.3) 4.6 (0.6, 30.3)
Educational status of household head None 1,126 (67.7) 1 (0.5, 2.0)
Read and write 148 (72.9) 1.2 (0.6, 2.7)
Elementary (1.4) 128 (60.7) 0.6 (0.3, 1.2)
Elementary (5–8) 75 (64.7) 0.6 (0.3, 1.5)
Grade ≥ 9 40 (76.9) 1
Occupational status of household head Farmer 893 (49.0) 0.5 (0.2, 1)
Housewife 319 (84.4) 0.6 (0.3, 1.2)
Daily labourer 12 (46.2) 0.8 (0.3, 2.4)
Others1 41 (67.2) 1
RWI of household Very poor 182 (55.6) 0.3 (0.2, 0.6)**
Poor 255 (63.3) 0.3 (0.2, 0.5)**
Middle 310 (67.5) 0.4 (0.3, 0.7)**
Less poor 345 (70.7) 0.6 (0.4, 0.9)
Least poor 395 75.7 1
Distance to health services <1 km 942 (50.9) 17.5**
1-2 km 260 (69.1) 6.7**
2 km 63 (100) 1
Access to transport Yes 637 (57.2) 0.3 (0.21, 0.33)**
No 880 (77.8) 1
Residence Gilgel-Gibe villages 742 (60.3) 0.5 (0.3, 0.7)**
Control villages 778 (76.3)  
Family size 1-3 members 288 (69.4) 1.7 (1.2, 2.3)**
4-6 members 721 (66.3) 1.1 (0.9, 1.4)
7 and above 511 (68.5) 1
  1. 1Others include: government employees (1.1%), merchants (0.8%), self-employed (0.7%) and students (0.3%).
  2. *significant at 0.05 and **significant at 0.001.