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Table 3 Results of Logistic Regression*, Factors Significantly Associated with Net Use for Children <5, Central and Eastern Regions, Ghana 2004

From: Who sleeps under bednets in Ghana? A doer/non-doer analysis of malaria prevention behaviours

Characteristic Children <5 who slept under a bednet in the previous 24 hours
  Odds Ratio 95% CI
Region   
Central 1.0 --
Eastern 4.9 (2.6, 9.2)
Water Supply   
Piped in/Covered well in yard 1.0 --
Public Tap/Borehole 0.6 (0.1, 3.2)
Open Water Source 1.9 (0.4, 10.1)
Food Security   
Food Insecure with Hunger 1.0 --
Food Insecure without Hunger 2.2 (1.0, 5.1)
Food Secure 2.5 (1.2, 4.9)
Causes   
   Overworking yourself   
Yes 2.0 (1.1, 3.7)
Protective methods   
   Sleeping under ITN   
Yes 1.8 (0.8, 4.0)
   Mosquito Coils   
No 1.5 (0.9, 2.4)
   Clearing bushes around house   
Yes 1.5 (0.9, 2.6)
Signs and Symptoms   
   Diarrhoea   
No 1.9 (0.8, 4.3)
   Dizziness   
No 5.6 (1.3, 24.6)
Agree Statement: Child with fever does not need to complete full course of treatment if conditions improve   
Disagree 2.2 (1.0, 4.5)
Who is most vulnerable to malaria   
   Adult males (above 18 yrs)   
Yes 2.2 (1.1, 4.5)
   Everyone   
Yes 1.8 (1.0, 3.2)
How to protect from malaria during pregnancy   
   Keep surroundings clean   
Yes 1.8 (1.1, 3.0)
   Don't Know   
Yes 3.5 (0.9, 14.3)
  1. * based on stepwise regression, p = .20