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Table 5 Factors associated with bed net use by study site

From: Malaria knowledge and bed net use in three transmission settings in southern Africa

  Choma District N = 1446 Nchelenge District N = 2774 Mutasa District N = 1803
aOR (95% CI) p aOR (95% CI) p aOR (95% CI) p
Age (years)
 < 5 Reference   Reference   Reference  
 5–14 0.57 (0.41–0.79) 0.001 0.49 (0.38–0.62) < 0.001 0.76 (0.54–1.06) 0.1
 15–34 1.20 (0.81–1.78) 0.4 1.34 (0.89–2.00) 0.2 1.16 (0.76–1.78) 0.5
 ≥ 35 2.38 (1.55–3.67) < 0.001 3.99 (2.57–6.20) < 0.001 1.81 (1.18–2.79) 0.007
Female gender 1.05 (0.84–1.33) 0.7 1.34 (1.11–1.61) 0.001 0.89 (0.73–1.09) 0.3
Has knowledge of ITNs 1.40 (0.97–2.03) 0.07 1.35 (1.11–1.64) 0.003 1.27 (1.02–1.58) 0.03
Household wealth tertile
 Poorest Reference   Reference   Reference  
 Less poor 1.16 (0.87–1.56) 0.3 1.46 (1.20–1.78) < 0.001 1.03 (0.77–1.40) 0.8
 Least poor 1.06 (0.78–1.44) 0.7 1.56 (1.19–2.06) 0.001 0.74 (0.57–0.96) 0.02
Number of household members
 1–2 Reference   Reference   Reference  
 3–6 0.29 (0.14–0.58) 0.001 0.35 (0.25–0.50) < 0.001 0.74 (0.54–1.00) 0.05
 ≥ 7 0.32 (0.16–0.67) 0.002 0.25 (0.17–0.37) < 0.001 0.65 (0.45–0.93) 0.02
At least one child under 5 years in household 1.43 (1.05–1.96) 0.03 1.70 (1.35–2.14) < 0.001 1.26 (0.98–1.61) 0.07
Three or more bed nets in household 2.52 (1.75–3.62) < 0.001 1.42 (0.99–2.04) 0.06 1.93 (1.37–2.72) < 0.001
  1. aOR adjusted odds ratio, CI confidence interval. Multivariate logistic regression model also included season and calendar year