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Table 5 Linear predictors of the best GAM model for physical integrity of bed nets in coastal Kenya

From: Physical condition and maintenance of mosquito bed nets in Kwale County, coastal Kenya

Predictors Odds ratio (95% CI)
Bed net washing frequency 0.89 (0.81-0.93)*
Person-type (Ref: Infants)  
Young children (2-5yrs) 0.54 (0.34-0.87)*
Older children (6-18yrs) 0.42 (0.30-0.69)**
Adults (above 18yrs) 0.64 (0.43-1.03)
Pregnant women 1.05 (0.44-2.36)
Bed net use frequency (Ref: 1–2 nights/week)  
3-4 nights/week 0.57 (0.28-1.08)
5-7 nights/week 1.15 (0.71-1.58)
Net colour (Ref: White)  
Green 0.81 (0.55-1.20)
Blue 1.60 (1.23-1.89)**
Environmental setting (Ref: Estuarine)  
Coastal plain 2.31 (1.84-3.01)
Coastal slope 3.45 (2.40-4.16)**
Semi-arid inland 2.10 (1.39-2.57)**
  1. Significant predictors of an ‘effective net’ are in bold (* = p < 0.05, ** = p < 0.01)
  2. The odds ratio represents the probability of owning an ‘effective bed net’.