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Table 2 Distribution of malariometric indices among under-fives in both communities

From: A malariometric survey of under-fives residing in indoor residual spraying-implementing and non-implementing communities of Lagos, Nigeria

Variable IRS
(N = 238)
Frequency (%)
Non-IRS
(n = 242)
Frequency (%)
χ2
p value
OR (95 % CI)
Parasitaemia 3 (1.3) 14 (5.8) 0.01** 0.21 (0.06, 0.73)
Anaemia 26 (10.9) 24 (9.9) 0.72 1.11 (0.62, 2.00)
Mean haemoglobin concentration (SD) 16.3 (4.0) 15.7 (3.6) 0.08# 0.35 (0.07, 1.29)
Splenomegaly (6–59 months) 23 (9.7) 21 (8.8) 0.71 1.13 (0.61, 2.09)
Spleen rate (24–59 months) 10 (7.0) 9 (6.7) 0.91 1.04 (0.41, 2.66)
Fever present 12 (5.0) 21 (8.7) 0.12 0.56 (0.27, 1.16)
Slept under net 90 (37.8) 79 (32.6) 0.24 1.25 (0.86, 1.82)
Fever in previous 2 weeks 98 (41.2) 92 (38.0) 0.48 1.14 (0.79, 1.65)
  1. #Students t test p value
  2. ** p < 0.01