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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of respondents, source: RDHS 2014-2015

From: Geostatistical modeling of malaria prevalence among under-five children in Rwanda

Parameter Negative (%) Positive (%) Total
Place of residence    
Rural 2,297 (91.3) 218 (8.7) 2,515
Urban 648 (97.4) 17 (2.6) 665
Mother’s education    
No education 426 (90.4) 45 (9.6) 471
Primary 2,116 (92.3) 177 (7.7) 2,293
Secondary 326 (96.2) 13 (3.8) 339
Higher 77 (100.0) 0 (0.0) 77
Region    
East 669 (85.1) 118 (14.9) 787
Kigali city 359 (98.6) 5 (1.4) 364
North 443 (100.0) 0(0.0) 443
South 725 (88.7) 92 (11.3) 817
West 749 (97.4) 20 (2.6) 769
Child’age group    
<12 months 377 (95.4) 18(4.6) 395
12-23 months 699 (95.6) 32(4.4) 731
24-35 months 661 (89.6) 77(10.4) 738
36-47 month 688 (92.9) 53(7.1) 741
48-59 moths 520 (90.4) 55(9.6) 575
Wealth index    
Poorest 682 (87.7) 96 (12.3) 778
Poorer 625 (91.1) 61 (8.9) 686
Mild-range 565 (92.6) 45 (7.4) 610
Richer 499 (94.7) 28 (5.3) 527
Richest 574 (99.1) 5 (0.9) 579
Sex    
Male 1,507 (92.5) 123 (7.5) 1,630
Female 1,438 (92.8) 112 (7.2) 1,550
Bed-net ownership    
Yes 2,513 (93.0) 188 (7.0) 2,701
No 432 (90.2) 47 (9.8) 479
Use of bed-net    
No 344 (92.0) 30 (8.0) 374
All children 1,926 (93.5) 133 (6.5) 2,059
Some children 243 (90.7) 25 (9.3) 268
No net in household 432 (90.2) 47 (9.8) 479
Total 2,945 (92.6) 235 (7.4) 3,180