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Table 5 Factors associated independently with LLINs use 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 AOR(95%CI) P value
  Users (%) Nonusers (%)   
Place of residence     
 Urban 68 (10.8) 178 (14.3) 0.51 (0.34,0.76) 0.001
 Rural 562 (89.2) 1071 (85.7)   
Altitude     
 ≤ 2000m 263 (41.7%) 214 (17.1) 2.56 (1.99-3.29) 0.001
 >2000m 367 (58.37%) 1035 (82.9)   
HH with under 5 children     
 Yes 403 (64.0%) 697 (55.8) 1.36 (1.06,1.75) 0.015
 No 227 (36.0%) 552 (44.2)   
Household size     
 1–2 persons 54 (8.6) 125 (10.0) 1.46 (0.91,2.35) 0.115
 3–5 persons 311 (49.4) 608 (48.7) 1.27 (0.98,1.65) 0.066
 ≥ 6 persons 265 (42.1) 516 (41.3)   
Education of HH head     
 Illiterate 448 (71.1) 949 (76.0) 0.73 (0.50,1.07) 0.104
 1–4 grade 89 (14.1) 151 (12.1) 0.67 (0.43,1.05) 0.084
 ≥ 5grade 93 (14.8) 149 (11.9)   
Education of women     
 Illiterate 522 (82.9%) 1120 (89.7) 0.39 (0.24,0.62) 0.001
 1–4 grade 37 (5.9%) 64 (5.1%) 0.48 (0.26,0.89) 0.020
 ≥ 5grade 71 (11.3%) 65 (5.2%)   
Highest education of HH member     
 Illiterate 190 (30.1) 449 (35.9) 1.16 (0.85,1.57) 0.361
 1–4 grade 224 (35.6) 346 (27.7) 1.63 (1.23,2.17) 0.001
 ≥ 5grade 216 (34.3) 454 (36.4)   
Sleeping rooms     
 1 room 493 (78.3) 1069 (85.6) 0.60 (0.45,0.74) 0.001
 ≥ 2 rooms 137 (21.7) 180 (14.4)   
Roof types     
 CIS 519 (82.4) 1030 (82.5) 0.85 (0.64,1.15) 0.294
 TR and other 111 (17.6) 219 (17.5)   
Malaria preventable     
 Yes 491 (77.9) 805 (64.5) 1.09 (0.83,1.45) 0.526
 No 40 (6.3) 153 (12.2) 0.43 (0.27,0.68) 0.001
I don’t know 99 (15.7) 291 (23.3)   
LLINs colour preference     
 Yes 136 (21.6) 494 (39.6) 0.41 (0.31,0.53) 0.001
 No 494 (78.4) 755 (60.4)   
Number of LLINs     
   1 LLIN 223 (35.4) 565 (46.0) 0.25 (0.17,0.39) 0.001
   2 LLINs 309 (49.0) 611 (49.7) 0.36 (0.25,0.54) 0.001
   ≥ 3 LLINs 98 (15.6) 53 (4.3)   
  1. Note: AOR: adjusted odds ratio; HH, households.