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Table 3 Factors associated with ownership of at least one LLIN among households, Kersa district, eastern Ethiopia, 2010

From: Low long-lasting insecticide nets (LLINs) use among household members for protection against mosquito bite in kersa, Eastern Ethiopia

Variables Ownership of at least 1 LLIN Crude OR(95%CI) P value
  Yes No   
  No. (%) No. (%)   
Place of residence     
 Urban 246 (13.1) 95 (9.6) 1.42 (1.10,1.82) 0.006
 Rural 1633 (86.9) 893 (90.4) 1  
Altitude above sea level     
 ≤ 2000 meters 477 (25.4) 58 (5.9) 5.45 (4.10,7.25) 0.001
 > 2000 meters 1402 (74.6) 930 (94.1) 1  
HH with under 5 children     
 Yes 1099 (58.5) 545 (55.2) 1.15 (0.98,1.34) 0.087
 No 780 (41.5) 443 (44.8) 1  
Household size     
 1–2 persons 179 (9.5) 141 (14.3) 0.52 (0.41,0.68) 0.001
 3–5 persons 919 (48.9) 525 (53.1) 0.72 (0.61,0.85) 0.001
 ≥ 6 persons 781 (41.6) 322 (32.6) 1  
Roof types     
 CIS 1549 (82.4) 723 (73.2) 1.72 (1.43,2.07) 0.001
 TR and others 330 (17.6) 265 (26.8) 1  
Number of sleeping rooms     
 1 room 1562 (83.1) 919 (93.0) 0.37 (0.28,0.49) 0.001
 ≥ 2 rooms 317 (16.9) 69 (7.0) 1  
Radio possession     
 Yes 692 (36.8) 454 (45.9) 0.69 (0.59,0.80) 0.001
 No 1187 (63.2) 534 (54.1) 1  
IRS sprayed in last 12 months     
 Yes 662 (35.2) 136 (13.8) 3.41 (2.78,4.18) 0.001
 No 1217 (64.8) 852 (86.2) 1  
Malaria preventable     
    Yes 1296 (69.0) 658 (66.6) 0.72 (0.58,0.89) 0.002
    No 193 (10.3) 188 (19.0) 0.37 (0.28,0.49) 0.001
 I don’t know 390 (20.8) 142 (14.4) 1  
Educational status of household head     
 Illiterate 1397 (74.3) 718 (72.7) 0.93 (0.73,1.18) 0.567
 1–4 grades 240 (12.8) 154 (15.6) 0.75 (0.55,1.01) 0.057
 ≥ 5 grade 242 (12.9) 116 (11.7) 1  
Educational status of household women     
 Illiterate 1642 (87.4) 844 (85.4) 0.90 (0.66,1.23) 0.511
 1–4 grades 101 (5.4) 81 (8.2) 0.58 (0.38,0.88) 0.010
 ≥ 5 grade 136 (7.2) 63 (6.4) 1  
Highest educational status of household members     
 Illiterate 639 (34.0) 347 (35.1) 0.97 (0.81,1.17) 0.770
 1–4 grades 570 (30.3) 287 (29.0) 1.05 (0.87,1.27) 0.622
 ≥ 5 grade 670 (35.7) 354 (35.9) 1  
  1. Note: CIS, corrugated iron sheet; HH, household; IRS, indoor residual spraying; n, study subjects; TR, thatched roof.