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Table 2 Association of age, sex and altitude with malaria seropositive, Ethiopia (June 2016)

From: Quantifying malaria endemicity in Ethiopia through combined application of classical methods and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay: an initial step for countries with low transmission initiating elimination programme

Variables Prevalence of malaria antibody (%) p-value OR 95% CI
Sex of child
 Male 20.9 0.212 1.29 0.86–1.93
 Female 16.3    1
Altitude above sea level (m)
 < 1500 25.8 0.001 5.86 2.05–16.70
 1500–200 15.5 0.044 2.97 1.03–8.53
 > 2000 5.6    1
Age of child (years)
 < 5 13.1 0.003 0.51 0.33–0.79
 ≥ 5 22.1    1