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Table 2 Bivariate analysis of consistent net use by respondents’ characteristics (n = 2745)

From: The role of ideation on the effect of an SBC intervention on consistent bed net use among caregivers of children under 5 years in Nigeria: a multilevel mediation analysis

Background characteristics Consistent bed net use P value
Yes No
Age group
 18–24 57.48 42.52  
 25–34 52.04 47.96  
 35–44 45.48 54.52  
 45 and above 44.19 55.81 P < 0.001
Respondent’s sex
 Male 40.38 59.62  
 Female 54.54 45.46 P < 0.001
Marital status
 Never married 51.85 48.15  
 Married/co-habiting 51.21 48.79  
 Divorced/separated/widowed 37.21 62.79 P = 0.189
Educational level
 None 56.19 43.81  
 Primary 51.25 48.75  
 Secondary 46.53 53.47  
 Higher 43.23 56.77 P < 0.001
Religion
 Christian 43.56 56.44  
 Muslim 59.78 40.22  
 Traditional 44.19 55.81 P < 0.001
Place of residence
 Rural 48.96 51.04  
 Urban 51.49 48.51 P = 0.296
Wealth index
 Lowest 50.79 49.21  
 Second 56.41 43.59  
 Middle 52.79 47.21  
 Fourth 49.55 50.45  
 Highest 46.46 53.54 P = 0.013
Psychosocial profile    
Knows that malaria is caused by mosquito
 Yes 57.33 42.67  
 No 43.37 56.63 P < 0.001
Higher perceived self-efficacy to protect self and children from malaria
 Yes 57.80 42.20  
 No 44.46 55.54 P < 0.001
Higher perceived susceptibility to malaria
 Yes 44.70 55.30  
 No 56.76 43.24 P < 0.001
Higher perceived severity of malaria
 Yes 52.72 47.28  
 No 49.60 50.40 P = 0.104
Knows that bed net prevent malaria
 Yes 54.06 45.94  
 No 35.67 64.33 P < 0.001
Higher perceived self-efficacy to procure and use a bed net
 Yes 65.10 34.90  
 No 43.21 56.79 P < 0.001
Had discussion about bed net
 Yes 60.45 39.55  
 No 44.54 55.46 P < 0.001
Participates in decision about net allocation
 Yes 50.83 49.17  
 No 51.28 48.72 P = 0.818
Higher perceived response efficacy of bed net
 Yes 56.35 43.65  
 No 47.06 52.94 P < 0.001
Perceived that use of bed net is a norm
 Yes 59.36 40.64  
 No 39.92 60.08 P < 0.001
Knows where to buy a bed net
 Yes 63.65 36.35  
 No 45.22 54.78 P < 0.001
Willing to pay for a bed net
 Yes 58.26 41.74  
 No 41.68 58.32 P < 0.001
Positive attitude towards bed net
 Yes 59.58 40.42  
 No 45.26 54.74 P < 0.001