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Table 6 Factors associated with malaria parasite prevalence among children aged six to 59 months, The Gambia MIS, 2010/11

From: Does socio-economic status explain the differentials in malaria parasite prevalence? Evidence from The Gambia

Variables   Unadjusted Adjusted
  N OR (95% CI) P value OR (95% CI) P value
Age group (months)   1.0 (0.9;1.050) 0.6   
06-11 144 1   1 0.4
12-23 273 0.6 (0.3;1.2) 0.1 0.7 (0.3;1.2) 0.2
24-35 284 0.7 (0.3;1.6) 0.3 0.7 (0.3;1.7) 0.5
36-47 301 0.9 (0.4;1.9) 0.7 1.0 (0.5;2.2) 0.9
48-59 246 0.6 (0.2;1.3) 0.1 0.6 (0.2;1.4) 0.2
Health regions      
Western Region 56 1   1 0.1
North Bank West Region 104 0.8 (0.2;4.1) 0.8 0.5 (0.1;2.4) 0.4
Central River Region 714 1.5 (0.6;4.0) 0.4 0.6 (0.3;1.4) 0.3
Upper River Region 359 0.6 (0.2;1.9) 0.3 0.4 (0.1;1.0) 0.06
Sex      
Male 681 1   1 0.6
Female 567 0.9 (0.6;1.4) 0.8 0.9 (0.6;1.3)  
Wealth quintiles      
Poorest 500 1   1  
Second 224 0.4 (0.2;0.8) 0.009 0.4 (0.2;0.7) 0.002
Third 260 0.5 (0.2;0.9) 0.03 0.5 (0.3;0.9) 0.03
Fourth 146 0.2 (0.1;0.5) 0.001 0.3 (0.1;0.6) 0.002
Richest 103 0.1 (0.04;0.3) <0.001 0.1 (0.04;0.3) <0.001
Wall type      
Good 451 1   1  
Poor 797 2.3 (1.3;4.1) 0.005 1.8 (1.1;3.1) 0.01
Floor type      
Good 644 1   1  
Poor 604 2.5 (1.5;3.9) <0.001 2.0 (1.4;3.0) 0.001
Roof type      
Good 799 1   1  
Poor 449 2.4 (1.6;3.7) <0.001 2.2 (1.4;3.3) <0.001
Window type      
Good 730 1   1  
Poor 513 2.0 (1.3;3.0) 0.001 1.8 (1.1;3.0) 0.01