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Table 4 Bivariate logistic regression analysis of the association between net usage and possible explanatory factors

From: Coverage and usage of insecticide treated nets (ITNs) within households: associated factors and effect on the prevalance of malaria parasitemia in the Mount Cameroon area

Factor Category Number of participants (n) Used ITN (n%) OR(95% CI) P-value
Number of house occupants < 5 167 101 (60.5) 1  
5–9 272 214 (78.7) 2.41 (1.57–3.69) 0.001
≥10 64 53 (82.8) 3.15 (1.53–6.47) 0.002
Level of education At least Higher 58 17 (29.3) 1  
Secondary 151 42 (27.8) 1.070 (0.55–2.10) 0.830
At most Primary 295 76 (56.3) 1.11 (0.64–2.23) 0.575
Nature of house Wooden 195 177 (90.8) 1 1
Cement block 308 234 (76.2) .49 (0.25–.89) 0.018
Nature of nlet Torn 275 241 (87.6) 2.11 (1.16–3.83) 0.014
Good 96 74 (77.1) 1  
Altitude Low 188 61 (32.4) 0.607 (0.44–0.85) 0.003
Intermediate 315 147 (46.7) 1.  
Community status Rural 63() 36 (57.1) .923 (0.44–1.95) 0.834
Urban 304 213 (70.0) 1.0  
Gender Male 1331 891 (66.9) 0.98 (0.73–1.32) 0.885
Female 1708 1134 (66.4) 1  
Age Group (Years) < 5 662 289 (43.7) 1.038 (0.72–1.50) 0.841
5–9 626 254 (40.6) 1.178 (0.81–1.71) 0.393
10–15 407 125 (30.8) 1.805 (1.14–2.86 0.012
> 15 1340 598 (44.6) 1 1
  1. 1 is the reference group