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Table 1 Relationship between malaria parasitaemia and various socio-demographic factors, using bivariate analysis (unadjusted odds ratios)

From: Prevalence of malaria parasites in adults and its determinants in malaria endemic area of Kisumu County, Kenya

Factors n Prevalence Unadjusted OR (95% CI) p value
Gender
 Male 514 24.1 1
 Female 452 32.3 1.5 (1.13–1.99) 0.005
Marital status
 Married/cohabiting 614 27.0 1
 Single 154 27.9 1.0 (0.70–1.56) 0.825
 Divorced/widowed 197 31.0 1.2 (0.85–1.72) 0.286
Education
 None 103 30.1 1
 Primary 537 26.4 0.8 (0.53–1.33) 0.445
 Secondary 265 29.4 1.0 (0.59–1.59) 0.900
 Post secondary 61 31.2 1.1 (0.52–2.09) 0.888
Employment
 Unemployed 472 28.6 1
 Self employed 415 28.2 1.0 (0.73–1.31) 0.893
 Employed 79 22.8 0.7 (0.42–1.29) 0.287
Perceived economic situation
 Very easy/easy 103 27.2 1
 Neither easy nor difficult 437 25.4 0.9 (0.56–1.48) 0.710
 Very difficult/difficult 419 30.8 1.2 (0.74–1.93) 0.475
Perceived accommodation situation
 Very easy/easy 94 25.5 1
 Neither easy nor difficult 447 26.6 1.1 (0.64 to 1.76) 0.828
 Very difficult/difficult 418 29.9 1.2 (0.75 to 2.07) 0.400
Asset quintile
 Highest, Q1 338 26.3 1
 Q2 329 29.8 1.2 (0.85 to 1.66) 0.321
 1 335 28.4 1.1 (0.79 to 1.55) 0.555
  1. OR odds ratio, CI confidence interval.