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Table 5 Multivariate 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 OR 95% CI P-value P-value p-value test for trend
Number of house occupants <5 1    0.072
5–9 0.99 (.32–3.06) .989
≥10 0.48 (.18–1.29) .149
Nature of house Wooden 1    0.016
Cement block 0.49 0.269–0.885 .018
Nature of net Torn 1.87 1.13–3.10 0.015 0.00001
Good 1   
Altitude Low .613 .44–.86 .004 0.003
Intermediate 1.0   
Age Group (Years) < 5 1.01 .70–1.46 .948 0.08
5–9 1.145 .78–1.67 .489
10–15 1.75 1.10–2.78 .018
> 15 1.0   
  1. 1.0 is the reference group