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Table 4 Comparison of Malaria infection with risk factors, BennaTsemay District, Southern Ethiopia, 2012

From: Prevalence of malaria and associated factors in Benna Tsemay district of pastoralist community, Southern Ethiopia

Independent variables Frequency Cases Crude odds ratio (95 % CI) Adjusted odds ratio (95 % CI)
No. %
Pregnancy status (n = 461)
 Other than pregnancy 444 25 5.63 1.00 1.00
 Pregnancy 17 3 17.7 3.6 (0 .96, 13.32) 12.6 (1.7, 94.7) *
Saving MN for later use (n = 419)
 No 273 2 0.7 1.00 1.00
 Yes 146 22 15.4 24.6(5.7,106.4) * 9.6 (2.2, 42.8) *
‘Boronge’ performed
 No 170 3 1.8 1.00 1.00
 Yes 291 25 8.6 5.2 (1.6, 17.6) *  
HH status
 Model 189 4 2.1 1.00 1.00
 Non-model 272 24 8.8 4.2 (1.4, 12.3) *  
House type
 Thatched roof with wall 158 3 1.9 1.00 1.00
 Thatched roof without wall 303 25 8.3 4.6 (1.4, 15.6) *  
Use of MN for other purpose
 No 250 3 1.2 1.00 1.00
 Yes 169 21 12.4 11.7 (3.4, 39.8) * 0.4 (0.02, 6.1)
‘Rhae/Rhanto’ performed
 No 252 8 3.2 1.00 1.00
 Yes 209 20 9.6 3.2 (1.4, 7.5) * 0 .8(0.2, 2.9)
‘Dugo’ house use
 No 183 6 3.3 1.00 1.00
 Yes 278 22 7.9 2.5 (1.0, 6.0) * 1.4(0.1, 16.5)
Modern technology access
 Yes 246 5 2 1.00 1.00
 No 215 23 10.7 5.8 (2.2, 15.5) * 1.n0.4, 5.6)
  1. *Statistically significant at p < 0.05
  2. Foot note: CI confidence interval, HH household, MN mosquito net