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Table 3 Sociodemographic characteristics associated with malaria and its prevalence

From: Burden of malaria in mobile populations in the Greater Accra region, Ghana: a cross- sectional study

Variable No malaria Malaria p value
Age, year (n, %) 0.055
 <20 57 (79.17) 15 (20.83)
 20–29 148 (83.62) 29 (16.38)
 30–39 60 (84.51) 11 (15.49)
 40–70 66 (94.29) 4 (5.71)
Locality (n, %) 0.024*
 Accra 166 (80.98) 39 (19.02)
 Tema 165 (89.19) 20 (10.81)
Gender (n, %) 0.296
 Male 187 (86.57) 29 (13.43)
 Female 144 (82.76) 30 (17.24)
Marital status (n, %) 0.018*
 Single 115 (79.31) 30 (20.69)
 Married 216 (88.16) 29 (11.84)
Occupation (n, %) 0.027*
 Truck driver 164 (89.13) 20 (10.87)
 Hawker 167 (81.07) 39 (18.93)
Educational level (n, %) 0.019*
 No schooling 182 (80.53) 44 (19.47)
 Primary 74 (91.36) 7 (8.64)
 At least secondary 75 (90.36) 8 (9.64)
  1. No malaria absence of malaria parasites in the blood analysed, Malaria presence of malaria parasites in the blood analysed; * p < 0.05