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Table 4 Univariable and multivariable analysis of factors associated with serviceability of study ITNs

From: The consequences of declining population access to insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) on net use patterns and physical degradation of nets after 22 months of ownership

  N Number serviceable, n (%) Crude estimates Adjusted estimates*
OR (95% CI) p-value OR (95% CI) p-value
Number of people under net
 1 1254 1006 (80.2) 1  < 0.001 1  < 0.001
 2 866 611 (70.6) 0.60 (0.46–0.77) 0.75 (0.60–0.83)
 3+ 788 497 (63.1) 0.45 (0.33–0.59) 0.50 (0.40–0.63)
User characteristics
 Age (years)
  Under 5 450 312 (69.3) 1   1  
  5–14 786 493 (62.7) 0.74 (0.58–0.95)  < 0.001 0.72 (0.56–0.93)  < 0.001
  15–24 392 286 (73.0) 1.19 (0.88–1.61) 1.06 (0.78–1.45)
  25–65 1118 879 (78.6) 1.63 (1.27–2.08) 1.29 (0.99–1.68)
  65 +  162 144 (88.9) 3.54 (2.08–6.01) 2.62 (1.51–4.54)
 Socio-economic status
  Poorest 640 479 (74.8) 1 0.009 1 0.012
  Poor 550 393 (71.5) 0.84 (0.65–1.09) 0.85 (0.66–1.11)
  Middle 510 365 (71.6) 0.85 (0.65–1.10) 0.81 (0.62–1.06)
  Wealthy 635 435 (68.5) 0.73 (0.57–0.93) 0.71 (0.55–0.91)
  Wealthiest 537 442 (77.1) 1.13 (0.87–1.48) 1.09 (0.83–1.43)
 Gender
  Male 1338 951 (71.1) 1 0.070 1 0.081
  Female 1570 1163 (74.1) 1.16 (0.99–1.37) 1.16 (0.98–1.38)
 Net product
  Olyset® 1520 1066 (70.1) 1  < 0.001 1  < 0.001
  PermaNet® 1667 1317 (79.0) 1.26 (1.04–1.53) 1.32 (1.08–1.61)
  NetProtect® 1596 1349 (84.5) 1.95 (1.58–2.40) 2.08 (1.68–2.58)
  1. *Adjusted for other factors in the Table