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Table 1 Proportions of malaria among children aged under 5 years with respect to covariates under consideration

From: Geostatistical analysis and mapping of malaria risk in children under 5 using point-referenced prevalence data in Ghana

  Total RDT
Negative Positive
Age (in months)
 \(<12\) 289 (11%) 244 (84%) 45 (16%)
 12–23 602 (24%) 490 (81%) 112 (19%)
 24–35 588 (23%) 454 (77%) 134 (23%)
 36–47 551 (22%) 421 (76%) 130 (24%)
 48–59 507 (20%) 367 (72%) 140 (28%)
Gender
 Male 1293 (51%) 1002 (77%) 291 (23%)
 Female 1244 (49%) 974 (78%) 270 (22%)
Mothers educ.
 No education 876 (35%) 605 (69%) 271 (31%)
 Primary 509 (20%) 398 (78%) 111 (22%)
 Middle 798 (31%) 644 (81%) 154 (19%)
 Secondary 228 (9%) 210 (92%) 18 (8%)
 Higher 126 (5%) 119 (94%) 7 (6%)
Wealth status
 Lowest 892 (35%) 605 (68%) 287 (32%)
 Lower 486 (19%) 344 (71%) 142 (29%)
 Middle 411 (16%) 342 (83%) 69 (17%)
 Higher 413 (16%) 360 (87%) 53 (13%)
 Highest 335 (13%) 325 (97%) 10 (3%)
IRS
 No 2055 (81%) 1584 (77%) 471 (23%)
 Yes 482 (19%) 392 (81%) 90 (19%)
Residence
 Urban 995 (39%) 884 (89%) 111 (11%)
 Rural 1542 (61%) 1092 (71%) 450 (29%)
Region
 Ashanti 275 (11%) 237 (86%) 38 (14%)
 Brong Ahafo 239 (9%) 187 (78%) 52 (22%)
 Central 217 (9%) 152 (70%) 65 (30%)
 Eastern 208 (8%) 143 (69%) 65 (31%)
 Greater Accra 229 (9%) 219 (96%) 10 (4%)
 Northern 431 (17%) 295 (68%) 136 (32%)
 Upper East 289 (11%) 244 (84%) 45 (16%)
 Upper West 228 (9%) 178 (78%) 50 (22%)
 Volta 213 (8%) 164 (77%) 49 (23%)
 Western 208 (8%) 157 (75%) 51 (25%)