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Table 6 Adjusted Odds Ratios (OR) and 95% Confidence Intervals (CI) examining factors associated with net ownership in multivariable analyses among women seeking antenatal care in Kinshasa, DRC in 2005/06.

From: Bed net ownership, use and perceptions among women seeking antenatal care in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Opportunities for improved maternal and child health

Variable OR 95% CI
Age   
   17–24 1.2 0.49, 3.1
   25–34 1.0  
   35 and over 0.84 0.29, 2.4
First Pregnancy   
   No 1.0  
   Yes 0.75 0.29, 1.9
Highest Level of Education Completed   
   Less than Secondary School 1.0  
   Secondary School or Beyond 3.4* 1.6, 7.3
Number of Durable Goods Owned   
   0 1.0  
   1–2 2.2 0.60, 7.8
   3–4 3.1 0.80, 11
Employment Status   
   Never had a job 1.0  
   Currently unemployed 1.1 0.41, 2.8
   Currently employed 0.62 0.28, 1.4
Living with Partner   
   No 1.0  
   Yes 0.70 0.26, 1.9
Marital Status   
   Single 1.0  
   Married 2.5 0.74, 8.8
Believe mosquito nets that you have to buy are better quality (more effective in preventing malaria) than nets that are given out for free   
   No 1.0  
   Yes 0.36* 0.15, 0.88
Believe children suffer from malaria more than adults   
   No 1.0  
   Yes 0.49 0.22, 1.1
Think mosquito nets are difficult to use   
   No 1.0  
   Yes 0.19 0.034, 1.0
  1. * Statistically significant at the alpha = 0.05 level
  2. † Durable Goods include: cellular phone, radio, television, and fridge/freezer