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Table 2 Factors associated with ITN use in Manica District, Mozambique

From: Factors associated with use of insecticide-treated net for malaria prevention in Manica District, Mozambique: a community-based cross-sectional survey

  Univariate Multivariate
Variable OR (95% CI) p-value aOR (95% CI) p-value
Number of ITNs 1.80 (1.35–2.40)  < 0.001 2.92 (2.21–3.85)  < 0.001
Age category
 10–14 years Reference   Reference  
 15–19 years 2.24 (1.35–3.73) 0.02 2.86 (1.35–6.05) 0.006
 20–24 years 3.73 (2.17–6.40)  < 0.001 5.53 (2.56–11.97)  < 0.001
 25–39 years 13.52 (6.93–26.38)  < 0.001 29.68 (11.73–65.14)  < 0.001
  ≥ 40 years 12.38 (6.70–22.8)  < 0.001 26.03 (11.16–60.68)  < 0.001
Female sex 1.08 (0.75–1.54) 0.7   
Education completed by head of household
 Never attended Reference    
 Primary school 1.01 (0.38–2.72) 0.9   
 Secondary school or higher 1.82 (0.54–6.14) 0.3   
Household wealth
 Wealthiest Reference   Reference  
 Middle 0.97 (0.50–1.87) 0.9 0.98 (0.53–1.86)  0.9
 Poorest 3.30 (1.53–7.11) 0.002 2.36 (1.16–4.81)  0.02
Household size
 1–2 household members Reference   Reference  
 3–4 household members 0.30 (0.16–0.58)  < 0.001 0.30 (0.15–0.58)  < 0.001
 5 or more household members 0.20 (0.10–0.39)  < 0.001 0.10 (0.04–0.23)  < 0.001
Number of sleeping rooms
 1 sleeping room Reference   Reference  
 2 sleeping rooms 0.58 (0.31–1.09) 0.09 0.58 (0.28–1.19) 0.14
 3 or more sleeping rooms 0.36 (0.15–0.88) 0.03 0.33 (0.12–0.93) 0.03
Finished wall material 2.10 (1.13–3.91) 0.02   
Finished roof material 2.56 (1.29–5.09) 0.007   
Finished floor material 1.45 (0.83–2.54) 0.2   
Household sprayed with insecticide in the previous 12 months 1.59 (0.91–2.79) 0.1   
  1. ITN insecticide-treated bed net, OR odds ratio, aOR adjusted odds ratio, 95% CI 95% confidence interval