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Table 1 Association between sociodemographic characteristics of the children and caregivers and ITN ownership and use

From: Multi-dimensional knowledge of malaria among Nigerian caregivers: implications for insecticide-treated net use by children

Variable

ITN ownership

ITN use the week before the survey

Every day

p value

N

Frequency (%)

N

Frequency (%)

p value

Never

Partial

Location

  

<0.001

    

0.09

 Lagos

813

474 (58)

 

460

94 (20)

169 (37)

197 (43)

 

 Oyo

1126

453 (40)

 

447

113 (25)

171 (38)

163 (37)

 

Gender of caregiver

  

0.03

    

0.09

 Male

776

345 (45)

 

341

67 (20)

125 (37)

149 (44)

 

 Female

1139

565 (50)

 

550

137 (25)

208 (38)

205 (37)

 

Gender of child

  

0.13

    

0.32

 Male

919

413 (45)

 

406

83 (20)

154 (38)

169 (42)

 

 Female

996

483 (49)

 

471

116 (25)

174 (37)

181 (38)

 

Age range of caregiver (years)

  

<0.001

    

<0.001

 ≤30

334

189 (57)

 

184

22 (12)

89 (48)

73 (40)

 

 31–40

784

361 (46)

 

355

91 (26)

127 (36)

137 (38)

 

 >40

723

312 (43)

 

305

87 (29)

103 (34)

115 (38)

 

Age range of child (years)

  

0.23

    

0.59

 4–7 

1253

570 (46)

 

561

134 (24)

203 (36)

224 (40)

 

 8–14

522

254 (49)

 

247

53 (22)

98 (40)

96 (39)

 

Level of education

  

<0.001

    

0.04

 Primary school or less

345

191 (55)

 

185

28 (15)

80 (43)

77 (42)

 

 Secondary school

434

169 (39)

 

168

41 (24)

57 (34)

70 (42)

 

 Polytechnic/vocational/technical college

498

212 (43)

 

206

43 (21)

81 (39)

82 (40)

 

 University

624

333 (53)

 

328

92 (28)

117 (36)

119 (36)

 

Income range

  

<0.001

    

0.14

 <20,000 Naira/month

612

262 (43)

 

259

46 (18)

113 (44)

100 (39)

 

 20,000 to 100,000 Naira/month

715

342 (48)

 

334

86 (26)

119 (36)

129 (39)

 

 >100,000 Naira/month

291

167 (57)

 

163

40 (25)

62 (38)

61 (37)