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Table 2 Determinants of using mosquito nets among the under-fives in Uganda with and without interaction for child and mother using nets

From: Sleeping arrangements and mosquito net use among under-fives: results from the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey

  Basic estimation with interaction term for youngest child whose mother sleeps under a mosquito net
Variable Odds Ratio Std. Err. Z-statistic Odds Ratio Std. Err. Z-statistic
Single birth (1=yes, 0=no) 1.03 0.57 0.06 0.90 0.70 -0.13
Sex of Child (1=male, 0=female) 1.11 0.29 0.39 0.96 0.24 -0.18
Current marital status [never married]       
   Married 3.79 1.90 2.67** 5.65 2.83 3.46**
   Living with partner 3.97 2.15 2.55** 5.46 2.88 3.22**
   Not living with partner 1.13 0.88 0.16 1.50 1.15 0.52
Vocational training [None]       
   Teacher 0.28 0.18 -1.97* 0.40 0.27 -1.34
   Paramedical 0.28 0.40 -0.88 0.29 0.53 -0.68
   Others 0.48 0.19 -1.83 0.60 0.22 -1.40
Wealth index [lowest 20%]       
   Next from lowest 0.10 0.09 -2.7* 0.09 0.07 -3.11*
   Middle 0.15 0.14 -2.08* 0.21 0.17 -1.97*
   Next from highest 0.12 0.11 -2.35* 0.11 0.09 -2.77*
   Highest 0.07 0.07 -2.84** 0.06 0.05 -3.41**
Residence (0=urban, 1=rural) 0.42 0.17 -2.09* 0.37 0.15 -2.46*
Youngest child (1=yes, 0=no) 3.33 0.97 4.14**    
Mother sleeps under a mosquito net (1 = yes, 0 = no) 17.64 5.26 9.62**    
Children whose mothers sleep under mosquito net (1=yes, 0=no)     20.99 8.06 7.92**
  1. [ ] comparison category **significant at 99% confidence level *significant at 95% confidence level Note: education level, ownership of property (radio, television, refrigerator, and bicycle), and religion were not significant and therefore not shown.