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Table 4 Association between malaria knowledge scores and ITN use the week before the survey

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

Score  Partial Everyday
OR (95 % CI) p value OR (95 % CI) p-value
Total correct score >54 % 347 1.584 (1.002–2.505) 0.49 1.539 (0.981-2.413) 0.061
Total correct score ≤54 % 279 Ref
Cause >44 % 271 1.091 (0.702–1.696) 0.7 0.883 (0.572–1.364) 0.576
Cause ≤44 % 370 Ref
Transmission >32 % 444 1.336 (0.841–2.122) 0.219 1.266 (0.799–2.005) 0.316
Transmission ≤32 % 197 Ref
Vulnerability >80 % 397 1.863 (1.178–2.946) 0.008 1.249 (0.789–1.979) 0.343
Vulnerability ≤80 % 244 Ref
Symptoms >56 % 395 1.271 (0.811–1.994) 0.296 1.599 (1.029–2.486) 0.037
Symptoms ≤56 % 246 Ref
Treatment >50 % 498 1.116 (0.633–1.966) 0.705 1.682 (0.978–2.891) 0.06
Treatment ≤50 % 143 Ref
  1. Multinomial logistic regression models were adjusted for state of residence, income level of caregiver, educational level of caregiver, age, and gender of both child and caregiver