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Table 2 Association between characteristics and asymptomatic malaria infections

From: Asymptomatic and sub-microscopic malaria infection in Kayah State, eastern Myanmar

Characteristics Total PCR Odds ratio (95% CI) P value*
Positive (%)
Sex
 Male 264 10 (3.8) 8.67 (1.10–68.19) 0.014**
 Female 221 1 (0.5) 1
Age (years)
 >20 411 10 (2.4) 1.82 (0.23–14.44) 0.565
 ≤20 74 1 (1.4) 1
Education
 Up to primary school 194 5 (2.6) 1.26 (0.38–4.18) 0.709
 Middle school and above 291 6 (2.1) 1
Occupation
 Forest-related 239 10 (4.2) 10.69 (1.36–84.24) 0.005**
 Non-forest-related 246 1 (0.4) 1
Family size
 Less than 3 people 108 3 (2.8) 1.32 (0.34–5.06) 0.687
 3 people or more 377 8 (2.1) 1
Use of bed net
 Yes 481 11 (2.3) 0.76
 No 4 0 (0)
Type of bed nets (n = 481)
 Ordinary bed nets 395 9 (2.3) 1.21 (0.26–5.53) 0.979
 Insecticide-treated bed nets 86 2 (2.3) 1
  1. * P value by Chi square test
  2. ** Significant at P < 0.05