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Table 4 Logistic regression results showing factors associated with correct knowledge on malaria transmission, symptoms, breeding sites, programme sponsored preventive measures and malaria diagnosis tests

From: Assessing community knowledge, attitude and practices to strengthen communication strategy for Malaria Elimination Demonstration Project in Mandla

Variables N Knowledge of malaria transmission and breeding site of mosquitoes Knowledge on main symptom of malaria and reported programme sponsored preventive measures Knowledge on malaria diagnosis tests
Malaria transmits by mosquito bite = 78.4% (AOR) Breeding site of mosquito (stagnant clean water = 17.3%) (AOR) Symptom of malaria (Fever with chill = 65.1%)
(AOR)
Prevention of malaria (use of LLIN/IRS = 73.5%)
(AOR)
Diagnosis of malaria (by RDT/Blood Slide) = 70.6%) (AOR)
Age       
 18–29
 30–44
 45 + 
246
262
265

0.84 (0.50–1.42)
0.69 (0.40–1.17)

1.24 (0.72–2.12)
1.43 (0.77–2.66)

1.52 (1.01–2.28)*
2.80 (1.76–4.45)***

0.90 (0.56–1.46)
0.73 (0.44–1.21)

1.51 (0.97–2.36)
1.47 (0.91–2.37)
Sex       
 Female
 Male
256
517

0.97 (0.64–1.49)

0.85 (0.53–1.36)

0.95 (0.66–1.36)

0.91 (0.61–1.33)

1.31 (0.90–1.89)
Marital status       
 Unmarried
 Married
107
666

0.99 (0.52–1.90)

0.67 (0.37–1.22)

0.71 (0.42–1.19)

2.18 (1.27–3.76)**

1.06 (0.62 -1.83)
Education       
 Illiterate
 Primary
 Middle
 High school
147
188
170
268

1.72 (1.05–2.83)*
2.34 (1.34–4.08)***
3.78 (2.09–6.86)***

2.21 (0.88–5.59)
4.48 (1.79–11.17)**
8.97 (3.65–22.04)***

0.78 (0.48–1.26)
1.16 (0.69–1.95)
1.57 (0.92–2.67)

1.83 (1.13–2.96)*
2.74 (1.54–4.72)***
2.89 (1.68–5.00)***

1.32 (0.82–2.11)
2.06 (1.22–3.47)**
2.96 (1.71–5.11)***
Occupation       
 Farmer
 Labour
 Others
 No-work/housewife
295
296
76
106
0.93 (0.47–1.82)
1.47 (0.74–2.91)
0.91 (0.40–2.08)
0.50 (0.25–1.01)
1.46 (0.75–2.83)
1.76 (0.83–3.73)
1.0152 (0.67–1.99)
1.68 (0.97–2.91)
1.37 (0.71–2.65)
0.93 (0.50–1.70)
1.50 (0.81–2.79)
0.79 (0.38–1.66)
0.61 (0.33–1.11)
1.16 (0.63–2.12)
1.43 (0.65–3.19)
Caste       
 ST/SC
 Others
538
235

1.41 (0.92–2.15)

1.07 (0.69–1.65)

1.23 (0.87–1.74)

1.22 (0.83–1.79)

1.67 (1.13–2.45)
Income       
 < 10 K
 ≥ 10 K
534
239

0.98 (0.66–1.45)

0.47 (0.29–0.78)**

1.12 (0.79–1.56)

0.96 (0.67–1.39)

0.89 (0.62–1.28)
Wealth index       
 Poorest
 Poorer
 Middle
 Richer
 Richest
154
156
154
155
154

0.97 (0.56–1.69)
0.93 (0.53–1.62)
0.87 (0.49–1.52)
1.12 (0.59–2.15)

1.18 (0.61–2.31)
0.62 (0.29–1.29)
1.128 (0.67–2.45)
0.98 (0.48–1.99)

0.91 (0.57–1.46)
1.12 (0.69–1.81)
1.99 (1.19–3.34)**
0.32(0.45–1.30)

1.03 (0.62–1.72)
0.96 (0.58–1.61)
1.20 (0.71–2.04)
1.87 (1.01–3.45)**

1.03 (0.62–1.69)
0.79 (0.48–1.29)
0.97 (0.58–1.61)
1.45 (0.80–2.64)
  1. AOR adjusted odds ratio
  2. ***p = 0.001; **p = 0.05; *p = 1.00