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Table 2 Relationships of household characteristics of and ITN ownership status in Butajira area, Ethiopia, October-November 2008

From: Ownership and use of long-lasting insecticidal nets for malaria prevention in Butajira area, south-central Ethiopia: complex samples data analysis

Household characteristics Household own LLINs Pearson chi-square; P-value
No (n = 568) Yes (n = 171) Total (N = 739)
Respondent gender     0.78; 0.4
Male 261 (46.0) 72 (42.1) 333 (45.1)  
Female 307 (54.0) 99 (57.9) 406 (54.9)  
Household-head gender     3.8; 0.05
Male 377 (66.4) 127 (74.3) 504 (68.2)  
Female 191 (33.6) 44 (25.7) 235 (31.8)  
Education status     89.2; < 0.001
No schooling at all 3 (0.5) 30 (17.5) 33 (4.5)  
Schooling 565 (99.5) 141 (82.5) 706 (95.5)  
Wealth status     21.7; < 0.001
Low 153 (26.9) 75 (43.9) 228 (30.9)  
Middle 224 (39.4) 40 (23.4) 264 (35.7)  
Higher 191 (33.6) 56 (32.7) 247 (33.4)  
Number of beds     13.2; < 0.001
1 460 (81.0) 116 (67.8) 576 (77.9)  
2-5 108 (19.0) 55 (32.2) 163 (22.1)  
Mosquito source reduction*     60.0; < 0.001
No 250 (44.0) 133 (77.8) 383 (51.8)  
Yes 318 (56.0) 38 (22.2) 356 (48.2)  
Distance of permanent water body     76.6; < 0.001
No permanent water body 51 (9.0) 60 (35.1) 111 (15.0)  
< 1 km 260 (45.8) 72 (42.1) 332 (44.9)  
≥1 km 257 (45.2) 39 (22.8) 296 (40.1)  
Occupation farming     5.5; 02
No 243 (42.8) 56 (32.7) 299 (40.5)  
Yes 325 (57.2) 115 (67.3) 440 (59.5)  
Altitudinal Strata     253.0; < 0.001
Low 131 (23.1) 155 (90.6) 286 (38.7)  
High 437 (76.9) 16 (9.4) 453 (61.3)  
  1. *Refilling & draining of mosquito breeding sites.