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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)