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Table 3 Final model for correlates of net use among SAC who live in houses with nets (N = 5781)

From: Bed net use among school-aged children after a universal bed net campaign in Malawi

Covariate Odds ratios by transmission setting
Urban
(n = 1948)
Rural—moderate transmission
(n = 1725)
Rural—high transmission
(n = 2108)
Younger age (5–10) Ref Ref Ref
Older age (10–15) 0.25 (0.19, 0.31) 0.24 (0.18, 0.31) 0.18 (0.14, 0.23)
Half or less of nets in household hanging Ref Ref Ref
More than half of nets in household hanging 8.06 (4.74, 13.70) 3.45 (2.29, 5.22) 5.44 (3.64, 8.15)
Three or more people per net in household Ref Ref Ref
Less than three people per net in a household 4.55 (2.20, 9.42) 4.02 (2.17, 7.44) 3.55 (1.85, 6.81)
No child under age five in household Ref Ref
Presence of a child less than age five in household 1.64 (1.03, 2.61) 2.53 (1.53, 4.18)
Rainy 2012 Ref Ref Ref
Dry 2012 3.13 (1.27, 7.72) 0.86 (0.35, 2.13) 0.91 (0.37, 2.20)
Rainy 2013 3.30 (1.34, 8.17) 3.38 (1.37, 8.35) 1.47 (0.60, 3.62)
Dry 2013 2.02 (0.84, 4.87) 1.05 (0.42, 2.58) 0.74 (0.30, 1.80)
Rainy 2014 2.90 (1.19, 7.09) 3.19 (1.26, 8.11) 1.68 (0.68, 4.16)
Dry 2014 1.42 (0.59, 3.44) 0.47 (0.18, 1.21) 0.67 (0.27, 1.67)
Male sex Ref Ref Ref
Female sex 1.44 (1.13, 1.83) 1.34 (1.05, 1.71) 1.55 (1.23, 1.95)
Lowest wealth tertile 2.07 (1.09, 3.94) 2.23 (1.43, 3.49)
Middle wealth tertile Ref Ref
Highest wealth tertile 0.87 (0.50, 1.49) 0.84 (0.48, 1.48)
  1. Odds ratios and 95 % confidence intervals from mixed effect logistic regression
  2. All models include survey as a categorical variable; all other variables included only if statistically significant in the model at the p = 0.05 level
  3. SAC school-aged children (5–15 years)