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Table 3 Multivariate analysis of socioeconomic status and association with malaria infection in Siaya, Kenya, 2012

From: Socioeconomic health inequality in malaria indicators in rural western Kenya: evidence from a household malaria survey on burden and care-seeking behaviour

Characteristic n N Malaria parasitaemia percent Adjusted prevalence ratio 95% confidence interval p value
Overall 926 2228 34.1     
SES
 Pooresta 401 1070 37.5 1.23 1.08 1.41 0.002
 Less poorb 338 1158 29.2 Ref    
Age group (years)
  < 5 395 1177 33.6 1.76 1.46 2.14 < 0.001
 5–14 227 427 53.2 2.74 2.27 3.31 < 0.001
  ≥ 15 117 624 18.8 Ref    
Sub-county
 Gem 278 278 278 1.38 1.14 1.65 0.001
 Siaya 278 842 31.8 1.12 0.93 1.35 0.241
 Rarieda 193 701 27.5 Ref    
ITN usage
 Yes 429 1449 29.6 0.84 0.73 0.96 0.010
 No 29.6 779 39.8 Ref    
  1. ITN insecticide-treated net, SES socioeconomic status
  2. a‘Poorest’ was constituted by collapsing the poorest three quintiles
  3. b‘Less-poor’ was constituted by collapsing the wealthiest two quintiles