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Table 4 Factors associated with LLINs use the night prior to the survey among household members 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 LLINs use COR(95%CI) P value
  Users (%) Nonusers (%)   
Place of residence     
 Urban 68 (10.8) 178 (14.3) 0.73 (0.54,0.98) 0.036
 Rural 562 (89.2) 1071 (85.7) 1  
Altitude     
 ≤ 2000m 263 (41.7) 214 (17.1) 3.47 (2.79,4.30) 0.001
 >2000m 367 (58.37) 1035 (82.9) 1  
HH with under 5 children     
 Yes 403 (64.0) 697 (55.8) 1.41 (1.16,1.72) 0.001
 No 227 (36.0) 552 (44.2) 1  
Household size     
 1–2 persons 54 (8.6) 125 (10.0) 0.84 (0.59,1.19) 0.335
 3–5 persons 311 (49.4) 608 (48.7) 0.99 (0.81,1.22) 0.969
 ≥ 6 persons 265 (42.1) 516 (41.3) 1  
Education of HH head     
 Illiterate 448 (71.1) 949 (76.0) 0.75 (0.57,1.00) 0.053
 1–4 grade 89 (14.1) 151 (12.1) 0.94 (0.65,1.37) 0.760
 ≥ 5grade 93 (14.8) 149 (11.9) 1  
Education of women     
 Illiterate 522 (82.9) 1120 (89.7) 0.43 (0.30,0.61) 0.001
 1–4 grade 37 (5.9) 64 (5.1) 0.53 (0.31,0.89) 0.018
 ≥ 5grade 71 (11.3) 65 (5.2) 1  
Highest education of HH member     
 Illiterate 190 (30.1) 449 (35.9) 0.89 (0.70,1.13) 0.328
 1–4 grade 224 (35.6) 346 (27.7) 1.36 (1.08,1.72) 0.010
 ≥ 5grade 216 (34.3) 454 (36.4) 1  
Sleeping rooms     
 1 room 493 (78.3) 1069 (85.6) 0.61 (0.47,0.77) 0.001
 ≥ 2 rooms 137 (21.7) 180 (14.4) 1  
Roof types     
 CIS 519 (82.4) 1030 (82.5) 0.99 (0.77,1.28) 0.964
 TR and other 111 (17.6) 219 (17.5) 1  
Radio possession     
 Yes 229 (36.3) 463 (37.1) 0.97 (0.79,1.18) 0.760
 No 401 (63.7) 786 (62.9) 1  
IRS sprayed in last year     
 Yes 363 (57.6) 299 (23.9) 4.32 (3.52,5.30) 0.001
 No 267 (42.4) 950 (76.1) 1  
Malaria preventable     
 Yes 491 (77.9) 805 (64.5) 1.79 (1.39,2.31) 0.001
 No 40 (6.3) 153 (12.2) 0.77 (0.51,1.16) 0.215
 I don’t know 99 (15.7) 291 (23.3) 1  
LLINs colour preference     
 Yes 136 (21.6) 494 (39.6) 0.42 (0.34,0.52) 0.001
 No 494 (78.4) 755 (60.4) 1  
Number of LLINs     
 1 LLIN 223 (35.4) 565 (46.0) 0.21 (0.15,0.31) 0.001
 2 LLINs 309 (49.0) 611 (49.7) 0.27 (0.19,0.39) 0.001
 ≥ 3 LLINs 98 (15.6) 53 (4.3) 1  
  1. Note: CIS, corrugated iron sheet; COR, crud odds ratio; TR, Thatched roof.