Skip to main content

Table. 2 Factors associated with household ownership of at least one LLIN (n = 2694 households)

From: Coverage, determinants of use and repurposing of long-lasting insecticidal nets two years after a mass distribution in Lihir Islands, Papua New Guinea: a cross-sectional study

Variable Total households Owning ≥ 1 LLIN (%) Univariable aOR
(95 %CI)
p-value Multivariable aOR
(95 %CI)
p-value
Type of household
 Permanent 1349 360 (26.7) 1 0.099 1 0.405
 Traditional 1069 289 (27.0) 0.91 (0.74–1.13) 0.90 (0.67–1.21)
 Makeshift 276 90 (32.6) 1.34 (0.97–1.85) 1.21 (0.79–1.86)
Number of individuals per household
 Median (IQR) 5 (3–7) 5 (4–7) 1.07 (1.03–1.12) 0.001 1.02 (0.96–1.09) 0.529
Household head knows that sleeping under a LLIN prevents malaria
 No 1697 117 (10.4) 1 < 0.001 1 < 0.001
 Yes 997 562 (56.4) 24.08 (17.96–32.30)   30.32 (21.25–43.27)
Gender of the household head
 Male 2063 555 (26.9) 1 0.690 1 0.908
 Female 631 184 (29.2) 1.05(0.83–1.32) 0.98 (0.71–1.35)
At least 1 resident aged < 5 yearsa
 No 1320 288 (21.8) 1 < 0.001 1 0.002
 Yes 1347 443 (32.9) 1.70 (1.39–2.06) 1.55 (1.17–2.06)
At least 1 resident an adult woman [> 15 years old]
 No 241 38 (15.8) 1 < 0.001 1 0.029
 Yes 2453 701 (28.6) 2.35 (1.56–3.53) 1.82 (1.04–3.16)
At least 1 resident employed [> 15 years old]b
 No 1129 268 (23.7) 1 0.022 1 0.579
 Yes 1122 340 (30.3) 1.29 (1.04–1.61) 1.08 (0.82–1.43)
At least 1 resident studying [5–14 years old]c
 No 1342 334 (24.9) 1 0.108 1 0.167
 Yes 1315 391 (29.7) 1.17 (0.97–1.43) 0.81 (0.61–1.09)
  1. an = 2667 (1.0 % missing)
  2. bn = 2251 (16.4 % missing)
  3. cn = 2657 (1.4 % missing)