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Table 2 Prevalence and distribution of malaria among the participants according to age, gender and location (n = 551)

From: Is Nigeria winning the battle against malaria? Prevalence, risk factors and KAP assessment among Hausa communities in Kano State

Variables No. examined Malaria-positive Recent history of malaria Using ITNs
N n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age groups (years)
 <12 63 27 (42.9) 39 (61.9) 38 (60.3)
 12–17 135 90 (66.7) 99 (73.3) 50 (37.0)
 ≥18 353 217 (61.5) 230 (65.2) 185 (52.4)
 χ2   10.502 3.709 12.531
 p   0.005 0.157 0.002
Gender
 Male 340 208 (61.2) 109 (32.1) 165 (48.5)
 Female 211 126 (59.7) 74 (35.1) 108 (51.2)
 χ2   0.116 0.533 0.367
 p   0.733 0.466 0.545
Location
 Kura 127 74 (58.3) 45 (35.4) 70 (55.1)
 Bebeji 119 68 (57.1) 51 (42.9) 54 (45.4)
 Gwarzo 97 62 (63.9) 36 (37.1) 25 (25.8)
 Shanono 99 59 (59.6) 24 (24.2) 62 (62.6)
 Minjibir 109 71 (65.1) 27 (24.3) 62 (56.9)
 χ2   2.314 13.031 33.455
 p   0.678 0.011 <0.001
Total  551 334 (60.6) 183 (33.2) 273 (49.5)