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Table 4 Final set of nested models evaluated to determine which best predicted the prevalence of Plasmodium DNA-positives

From: Getting to zero: micro-foci of malaria in the Solomon Islands requires stratified control

Model df AIC ∆AIC wAIC χ2 p value
Plasmodium falciparum
 Village 19 183.91 7.31 0.0147   
 Village + Temperature 20 176.59 0.00 0.5694 9.31 0.0022*
 Village + Temperature +
Bed net use
21 177.22 0.63 0.4157 1.37 0.241
Plasmodium vivax
 Village 19 253.64 23.87 < 0.0001   
 Village + Temperature 20 241.25 11.48 0.0023 14.39 0.0001*
 Village + Temperature +
Bed net use
21 231.74 1.97 0.2714 11.51 0.0007*
 Village + Temperature +
Bed net use + Gender
22 229.77 0.00 0.7261 3.98 0.0463*
  1. Model comparison was made on the basis ∆AIC, wAIC and goodness-of-fit using maximum likelihood estimation. The full list of explanatory variables included village, gender, temperature, age, bed net use and malaria history