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Table 3 Factors associated with high-level knowledge regarding mosquito LSM methods among respondents in Nthache area, Mwanza district

From: Household knowledge, perceptions and practices of mosquito larval source management for malaria prevention and control in Mwanza district, Malawi: a cross‐sectional study

Factors Categories High-level knowledge
COR 95% CI AOR 95% CI P-value
Sex Female 1.00 Ref 1.00 Ref  
  Male 1.35 0.89–2.06 1.08 0.65–1.77 0.772
Marital status Married 1.00 Ref 1.00 Ref  
  Single 0.85 0.35–2.08 0.43 0.13–1.38 0.155
  Widowed 0.38 0.20–0.73 0.74 0.33–1.67 0.468
  Divorced/separated 0.71 0.36–1.42 0.89 0.42–1.89 0.757
Education status Primary 1.00 Ref 1.00 Ref  
  Secondary 3.38 1.48–7.73 3.54 1.45–8.63 0.005
  None 0.40 0.25–0.62 0.38 0.23–0.64 0.000
  Informal/pre-primary 0.73 0.12–4.41 0.92 0.13–6.86 0.939
Occupation Crop farming 1.00 Ref 1.00 Ref  
  Mixed-farming/pastoralist 5.55 2.83–10.85 6.95 3.39–14.23 0.000
  Business/self-employed 3.72 1.60–8.66 3.61 1.47–8.86 0.005
  Unemployed/student 0.56 0.12–2.54 0.57 0.10–3.22 0.523
  Employed 0.95 0.42–2.16 0.88 0.36–2.11 0.768
  Housewives 0.62 0.26–1.48 0.58 0.22–1.52 0.267
  Other 0.25 0.03–2.41 0.32 0.03–3.62 0.359
Household wall Brickwall 1.00 Ref 1.00 Ref  
  Mudwall 0.52 0.34–0.78 0.50 0.30–0.86 0.011
Household floor Natural/earth 1.00 Ref 1.00 Ref  
  Cement/tiles 1.99 1.15–3.47 1.30 0.65–2.60 0.466
Household roof Grass/thatch 1.00 Ref 1.00 Ref  
  Iron sheets 1.62 1.10–2.41 1.17 0.67–2.04 0.590
  1. Multivariate model adjusted for sex, marital status, education status, occupation, household wall, household floor and household roof. Age-group (years), pregnancy status, household ownership and energy type were not significant at bivariate level
  2. Italic values indicate significance of p value (p ≤ 0.05)