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Table 2 Multivariate logistic regression analysis of predictors for asymptomatic Plasmodium infection among pregnant woman in malaria endemic areas of North-Shoa, North-East, Ethiopia

From: Asymptomatic malaria infection among pregnant women attending antenatal care in malaria endemic areas of North-Shoa, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

VariablesNo. examined (%)Pos (%)CORP-valueAORP-value
Occupation
Farmer69 (26.2)5 (9.1)1.72 (0.18–16.12)0.630.25 (0.01–10.96)0.47
Merchant62 (23.6)6 (9.7)3.56 (0.42–30.41)0.241.13 (0.05–24.86)0.93
House wife103 (39.2)3 (2.9)0.84 (0.08–8.39)0.880.28 (0.01–7.98)0.45
Government employee29 (11.0)1 (3.4)1 1 
Educational status
Illiterate49 (18.6)4 (8.2)2.49 (0.27–23.41)0.433.96 (0.10–159.03)0.46
Read/write52 (19.8)1 (1.9)0.55 (0.03–9.12)0.681.25 (0.03–62.14)0.91
Elementary76 (28.9)3 (3.9)1.15 (0.12–11.53)0.910.68 (0.03–17.61)0.81
Secondary57 (21.7)6 (10.5)3.29 (0.38–28.75)0.286.55 (0.30–143.56)0.23
College and above29 (11.0)1 (3.4)1 1 
Parity
Primigravidae78 (29.7)3 (3.8)0.29 (0.06–1.41)0.121.32 (0.11–16.28)0.82
Secundgravidae89 (33.8)5 (5.6)0.66 (0.21–2.08)0.471.93 (0.33–11.46)0.47
Multigravidae96 (36.5)7 (7.3)1 1 
Family size
1–3153 (58.2)4 (2.6)1 1 
 ≥ 4110 (41.8)11 (10.0)4.14 (1.28–13.37)0.02*4.94 (0.67–36.41)0.11
Haemoglobin
Anaemic (< 11 g/dL)46 (17.5)6 (13.0)3.47 (1.17–10.28)0.02*3.78 (1.98–14.58)0.045*
Not anaemic (≥ 11 g/dL)217 (82.5)9 (4.1)1 1 
ITN usage
Always89 (33.8)1 (1.1)1 1 
Sometimes112 (42.6)5 (4.5)4.11 (0.47–35.85)0.205.19 (0.55–49.21)0.15
Never62 (23.6)9 (14.5)14.94 (1.84–121.28)0.01*18.16 (1.84–179.07)0.01*
Insecticide spray (past 12 months)
Yes142 (54)4 (2.8)1 1 
No121 (46)11 (9.1)2.47 (0.82–7.43)0.113.04 (0.88–10.56)0.12