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Table 3 Prevalence of malaria among the study participants

From: Prevalence and associated risk factors of malaria among adults in East Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Variables No. of patients No. positive slides (%) Positive for P. f (%) Positive for P. v (%)
Health center
 Modjo 169 30 (18%) 16 (53%) 14 (47%)
 Meki 175 70 (40%) 41 (59%) 29 (41%)
 Batu 180 43 (24%) 16 (37%) 26 (60%)
 Bulbula 147 19 (13%) 6 (32%) 13 (68%)
 Shashemene 139 42 (30%) 13 (31%) 29 (69%)
Residence
 Rural 334 96 (29%) 47 (49%) 48 (50%)
 Urban 476 108 (23%) 45 (42%) 63 (58%)
Sex
 Female 397 95 (24%) 43 (45%) 51 (54%)
 Male 413 109 (26%) 49 (45%) 60 (55%)
Age
 15–24 313 93 (30%) 40 (43%) 52 (56%)
 25–34 299 75 (25%) 37 (49%) 38 (51%)
 35–44 142 32 (22%) 14 (44%) 18 (56%)
  > 45 56 4 (7%) 1 (25%) 3 (75%)
Type of roof
 Thatched 183 56 (31%) 25 (45%) 30 (54%)
 Corrugated iron 627 148 (24%) 67 (45%) 81 (55%)
Household owned at least one ITNs
 Yes 407 99 (24%) 46 (46%) 52 (52%)
 No 403 105 (26%) 46 (44%) 59 (56%)
Frequency of night slept under ITNs in the last 15 days
 All nights 188 45 (24%) 20 (44%) 24 (53%)
 Almost all nights 26 5 (19%) 3 (60%) 2 (40%)
 Sometimes 121 31 (26%) 13 (42%) 18 (58%)
 Only few night 8 2 (25%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)
 None of the nights 64 16 (25%) 9 (56%) 7 (44%)
Sought treatment before visiting the health center
 Yes 75 18 (24%) 9 (50%) 9 (50%)
 No 735 186 (25%) 83 (45%) 102 (55%)
Number of days after illness onset
  ≤ 2 days 140 27 (19%) 9 (33%) 18 (67%)
  > 2 days 670 177 (26%) 83 (47% 93 (52%)
  1. One individual had infection with both Plasmodium falciparum and vivax