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Table 3 Characteristics of the test kits that influence the willingness to use dengue home test kit N = 2512)

From: Nationwide study of factors associated with public’s willingness to use home self-test kit for dengue fever in Malaysia

  Total Use dengue home test kit (N = 1126) Do not use dengue home test kit (N = 1386) P Logistic regression model (N = 2512) OR (95 % CI) for use vs. do not use
N N (%) N (%)  
Easy to obtain
 Yes 206 88(42.7) 118(57.3) 0.06 -
 No 2306 1038(45) 1268(55)   -
Easy to use and easy to understand instructions
 Yes 179 114(63.7) 65(36.3) 0.02 2.42(1.76,3.32)*
 No 2333 1012(43.4) 1321(56.6) 1
Accuracy of test kit
 Yes 229 105(45.9) 124(54.1) 0.51 -
 No 2283 1021(44.7) 1262(55.3) -
Price
 Yes 277 149(53.8) 128(46.2) 0.01 1.60(1.25,2.07)*
 No 2235 977(43.7) 1258(56.3) 1
Receiving health care provider recommendations
 Yes 2035 914(44.9) 1121(55.1) 0.07 -
 No 477 212(44.4) 265(55.6)   -
  1. Logistic regression model of predictors of Use vs. Do not use; Hosmer and Lemeshow test, χ 2 (2) = 41.76, p = 0.72; Cox & Snell R2 = 0.016; Nagelkerke R2 = 0.022
  2. *p < 0.001