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Table 7 Factors associated with malaria parasite prevalence among children aged five to 14 years, 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 (years)   1.0 (0.9;1.0) 0.8   
Age group (years)      
5-9 1094 1   1 0.4
10-14 893 1.1 (0.8;1.6) 0.5 1.1 (0.8;1.6)  
Health regions      
Western Region 74 1   1 0.2
North Bank West Region 175 1.0 (0.5;2.2) 0.9 0.6 (0.3;1.3) 0.2
Central River Region 1054 1.6 (1.0;2.5) 0.03 0.8 (0.4;1.4) 0.4
Upper River Region 656 1.2 (0.5;2.8) 0.6 1.0 (0.5;1.9) 0.9
Sex      
Male 1003 1   1 0.4
Female 984 0.9 (0.6;1.2) 0.4 0.9 (0.6;1.2)  
Wealth quintiles      
Poorest 717 1   1  
Second 358 0.6 (0.3;1.1) 0.1 0.6 (0.3;1.2) 0.1
Third 416 0.8 (0.5;1.2) 0.2 0.7 (0.5;1.1) 0.1
Fourth 314 0.3 (0.1;0.6) 0.001 0.2 (0.1;0.5) 0.000
Richest 154 0.3 (0.2;0.6) <0.001 0.3 (0.1;0.6) 0.003
Wall type      
Good 796 1   1  
Poor 1191 1.7 (1.1;2.7) 0.011 1.8 (1.1;3.0) 0.02
Floor type      
Good 1094 1   1  
Poor 893 1.6 (0.9;2.5) 0.07 1.5 (1.0;2.2) 0.03
Roof type      
Good 1343 1   1  
Poor 643 1.7 (1.2;2.5) 0.006 1.6 (1.1;2.3) 0.015
Window type      
Good 1228 1   1  
Poor 750 1.8 (1.4;2.3) <0.001 1.7 (1.3;2.3) <0.001