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Table 2 Potential factors associated with under-fives sleeping under an LLIN in bivariate (crude) and multivariate model (adjusted) ψ, Micheweni district.

From: System effectiveness of a targeted free mass distribution of long lasting insecticidal nets in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Variable Total n = 290 Use LLINs n = 167 (58) Crude OR p-value Adjusted OR p-value
Not receiving an LLIN 87 21 (24) 1   1  
Receiving an LLIN 203 146 (72) 8.1 < 0.001** 4.9 < 0.001**
Not liking the LLIN mesh size 78 40 (51) 1   1  
Liking the LLIN mesh size 133 99 (74) 2.8 0.003** 1.8 0.067*
Not thinking that LLINs are better than conventional nets 173 78 (45) 1   1  
Thinking that LLINs are better than conventional nets 117 89 (76) 3.9 < 0.001** 2.8 0.005**
  1. Numbers in brackets are percentages
  2. *P < 0.25; **P < 0.05
  3. ψ Factors which were not found associated with children sleeping under an LLIN (p > 0.25): sex of child, sex of the head of the household, education of head of household, liking the LLIN colour, size, shape and strength and knowing that the LLIN was treated.