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Table 2 Predictors of malaria episodes, Adami Tullu district

From: Malaria incidence and entomological findings in an area targeted for a cluster-randomized controlled trial to prevent malaria in Ethiopia: results from a pilot study

Variables Fixed effects coefficients (IRR) Standard error 95 % CI P value
Sex
 Male 1.3 0.41 0.67–2.41 0.46
 Female 1    
Age in years
 under 5 2.82 1.48 1.00–7.90 0.049*
 5–14 2.7 1.23 1.1–6.60 0.028*
 15–24 1.5 0.83 0.48–4.42 0.49
 >24 1    
Distance from lake/river
 ≤5 km 14.2 11 3.1–64.7 0.0001*
 > 5 km 1    
Wealth status
 Poor 0.94 0.47 0.35–2.45 0.9
 Medium 0.7 0.27 0.33–1.50 0.34
 Rich 1    
HH head education
 No education 1.56 1.2 0.35–7.0 0.56
 Primary 1.97 1.5 0.43–8.96 0.38
 Secondary 1.67 1.43 0.31–9.0 0.55
 Above secondary 1    
ITN use
 No 0.35 0.37 0.04–2.81 0.32
 Yes 1    
  1. IRR incidence rate ratio, CI 95 % confidence interval
  2. * Significant at p < 0.05
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