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Table 2 Summary statistics of variables (N = 2449)

From: Malaria infection among children under-five: the use of large-scale interventions in Ghana

  Variable Definition Mean SD
Malaria Whether the child tested positive for malaria (1/0) 0.405 0.491
Age Child age in months 31.653 15.350
Female Whether the child is female (1/0) 0.481 0.499
Child weight Child weight in kilograms 11.976 3.019
Rural Whether the child lives in a rural area (1/0) 0.602 0.489
Household size Total household members 5.867 2.737
Poorest Whether the child belongs to a poorest household (1/0) 0.324 0.468
Poorer Whether the child belongs to a poorer household (1/0) 0.219 0.414
Middle Whether the child belongs to a middle income household (1/0) 0.189 0.391
Richer Whether the child belongs to a richer household (1/0) 0.149 0.356
Richest Whether the child belongs to a richest household (1/0) 0.120 0.324
Mother’s education
 No education Whether the mother has no level of education (1/0) 0.367 0.482
 Primary Whether the mother has completed primary education (1/0) 0.204 0.403
 Secondary and above Whether the mother has completed at least secondary education (1/0) 0.429 0.495
Father’s education
 No education Whether the father has no level of education (1/0) 0.316 0.465
 Primary Whether the father has completed primary education (1/0) 0.193 0.395
 Secondary and above Whether the father has completed at least secondary education (1/0) 0.490 0.500
Not protected Whether the child uses no preventive tool 0.382 0.486
ITN Whether the mother and child used ITN the night before the survey (1/0) 0.402 0.490
IRS Whether the child slept in indoor residual sprayed room during the past twelve months (1/0) 0.132 0.338
ITN and IRS Whether the child use ITN and also sleeps in indoor residual sprayed room 0.084 0.278
Television Whether the household received malaria education via television (1/0) 0.520 0.500
Radio Whether the household received malaria education via radio (1/0) 0.784 0.411
Newspaper Whether the household received malaria education via newspapers (1/0) 0.091 0.288
  1. Source: Author’s own computation from GDHS 2014 data