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Table 2 Crude and adjusted odds ratios (95% CI) for factors associated with child malaria in the Dowa district

From: Prevalence and determinants of malaria infection among children of local farmers in Central Malawi

Variables Crude OR (95% CI) P value Adjusted OR (95% CI) P-value
Mother’s education
 No education 2.92 1.44–5.91 0.003 2.77 1.24–6.19 0.013
 Primary 1.12 0.69–1.80 0.656 1.07 0.62–1.87 0.806
 Secondary 1    1   
Child’s age (months)
2–5 0.14 0.07–0.26 0.000 0.21 0.10–0.46 0.000
6–11 0.26 0.16–0.44 0.000 0.43 0.22–0.85 0.016
12–23 0.64 0.40–1.02 0.063 0.91 0.52–1.57 0.136
24–59 1    1   
Child de-wormed
No 2.61 1.79–3.82 0.000 1.42 0.84–2.39 0.191
Yes 1    1   
Child’s ITN use
Yes 0.47 0.30–0.75 0.001 0.72 0.43–1.20 0.200
No 1    1   
Husband’s age
15–24 0.55 0.33–0.91 0.021 0.83 0.47–1.54 0.588
25–34 1.09 0.73–1.63 0.678 1.24 0.78–1.96 0.362
35–49 1    1   
IPVAM (control)
Yes 1.83 1.22–2.74 0.003 1.88 1.19–2.97 0.007
No       
Confidant  
Yes 0.64 0.43–0.99 0.48 0.70 0.43–1.12 0.136
No 1      
Mother’s age
15–19 0.37 0.12–1.19 0.096 0.39 0.11–1.48 0.168
20–29 0.40 0.13–1.07 0.068 0.45 0.15–1.34 0.152
30–39 0.31 0.11–0.86 0.025 0.29 0.10–0.90 0.032
40–49 1      
  1. 1 is a reference category