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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study subjects

From: Community knowledge, perceptions, and practices regarding malaria and its control in Jabi Tehnan district, Amhara Region, Northwest Ethiopia

Classification Variable (1 = yes, 0 = no) Households reported malaria Households reported no malaria Mean difference P-value
Mean SD Mean SD
Gender Sex of the household head is male (1/0) 0.89 0.31 0.84 0.37 0.05 0.00
Family size Family size 5.3 1.92 4.75 1.92 0.55 0.00
Marital status Married (1/0) 0.88 0.33 0.83 0.38 0.05 0.00
Education Illiterate (1/0) 0.53 0.50 0.57 0.5 − 0.04 0.02
Schooling 1–7 years (1/0) 0.41 0.48 0.36 0.48 0.05 0.00
Schooling above > 7 years (1/0) 0.07 0.25 0.08 0.27 − 0.01 0.40
Occupation Farming (1/0) 0.98 0.14 0.99 0.12 − 0.01 0.21
Bed nets Have bed nets (1/0) 0.70 0.46 0.70 0.46 0.00 0.94
Number of bed nets owned 1.64 0.76 1.64 0.7586 0.09 0.86
Number of rooms with bed nets 1.83 1.79 1.63 1.42 0.20 0.00
Housing characteristics Eave open (1/0) 0.18 0.38 0.16 0.37 0.01 0.34
Eave fully closed (1/0) 0.53 0.50 0.6 0.49 − 0.07 0.00
Eave partially closed (1/0) 0.29 0.45 0.23 0.42 0.06 0.00
Main house screened (1/0) 0.11 0.31 0.09 0.29 0.02 0.10
Animals sheltered within house (1/0) 0.42 0.49 0.4 0.49 0.02 0.28
Animals sheltered outside house (1/0) 0.53 0.49 0.53 0.5 0.00 0.89
No animals (1/0) 0.05 0.21 0.06 0.24 − 0.02 0.04
Number of observations 3010