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Table 2 Logistic regression analysis of demographic factors associated with infection

From: Malaria prevalence in Mangaluru city area in the southwestern coastal region of India

  Infection χ2 P value Adjusted odds ratio (95% CI)
Present Absent
n % n  %
Gender
 Female 120 26.7 153 33.9 5.52 0.019 1.40 (1.05–1.87)
 Male 329 73.3 298 66.1
Age (years)
 2–15 26 5.8 35 7.8 6.99 0.136 NS
 16–30 157 35.0 167 37.0
 31–45 172 38.3 158 35.0
 46–60 82 18.3 68 15.1
 61–75 12 2.7 23 5.1
Infecting parasite species
 P. vivax 367 81.7 0     
 P. falciparum 67 14.9 0  
 Mixed (Pv and Pf) 15 3.4 0  
Education
 Uneducated 179 39.9 158 35.0 3.55 0.314 NS
 Primary 167 37.2 176 39.0
 Secondary 94 20.9 111 24.6
 College education 9 2.0 6 1.3
Occupation
 Construction worker 250 55.7 189 41.9 20.57 0.008 2.09 (1.21–3.61)
 Hotel worker 17 3.8 25 5.5 0.856 1.07 (0.48–2.39)
 Porter 40 8.9 36 8.0 0.104 1.7 (0.89–3.47)
 Student 24 5.3 38 8.4   
 Others 118 26.3 163 36   0.635 1.14 (0.65–2.01)
  1. NS not significant