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Table 3 Posterior parameter estimates, SD, MC error, and odds ratios with their 95% credible intervals of the final model for factors associated with malaria under the age of 5 years old, Ethiopia, 2015

From: Determinants of malaria among under-five children in Ethiopia: Bayesian multilevel analysis

Variables Categories Estimate SD MC error AOR 95% CI for AOR
Intercept   −1.37 1.744 0.086   
Age in months   −0.004 0.008 0.0001 0.99 0.98, 1.01
Sex Female(ref)
Male 0.09 0.268 0.002 1.14 0.65, 1.86
Sleep undernet No(ref)
Yes −0.59 0.288 0.003 0.58 0.31, 0.97a
No of nets None (ref)
One −0.81 0.491 0.007 0.50 0.16, 1.08
Two & more −0.92 0.420 0.006 0.43 0.17, 0.88a
Have radio No (ref)
Yes −0.95 0.362 0.005 0.41 0.19, 0.78a
Have Electricity No (ref)
Yes −1.94 0.725 0.012 0.18 0.03, 1.52
Have Tv No (ref)
Yes −2.39 1.419 0.017 0.19 0.01, 0.89a
Roof material Corrugate (ref)
Stick and mud −0.01 0.541 0.006 1.15 0.34, 2.83
Thatch −1.04 0.393 0.005 0.38 0.16, 1.02
Floor Material Cement Floor(ref)
Earth/Sand −1.598 0.637 0.014 0.25 0.06, 1.01
wood floor −1.432 0.892 0.015 0.35 0.04, 1.39
Toilet facility No facility (ref)
Pit latrine −0.06 0.362 0.004 1.01 0.47, 1.94
Latrine with flush −0.20 0.735 0.007 1.06 0.18, 3.28
Interior Wall No (ref)
Yes −0.37 0.408 0.006 0.75 0.30, 1.47
Time to get Water 30 min&longer (ref)
less than 30 min −0.40 0.339 0.005 0.71 0.34, 1.30
Water Source Protected
Water (ref) 0.05 0.423 0.006 1.15 0.47, 2.47
Tap Water −0.01 0.439 0.005 1.09 0.42, 2.37
Unprotected Water
Altitude   −3.06 0.565 0.023 0.05 0.01, 0.13a
  1. aStatistically significant variables at the 95% credible interval, ref reference