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Table 3 Univariate and multivariate analysis of predictors of malaria among 300 children under five with fever or history of fever attending the Nyasa health center, western Tanzania

From: Confirmed malaria cases among children under five with fever and history of fever in rural western Tanzania

  Unadjusted (univariate) Adjusted (multivariate)
Variable OR 95%CI P - value OR* 95%CI P -value
Age       
Age below 1 year 1      
Age above 1 year 2.13 1.02 -- 4.43 0.044 2.15 1.03 -- 4.49 0.042
Sex       
Female 1      
Male 0.55 0.27 -- 1.12 0.102 0.55 0.27 -- 1.12 0.102
Fever (body temperature > 37.5°C)       
No 1      
Yes 1.15 0.53 -- 2.52 0.719 - - -
Reported fever       
No 1      
Yes 2.40 0.31-18.67 0.400 - - -
Duration of fever       
≤ 3 days 1      
> 3 days 0.86 0.39 -- 1.93 0.728 - - -
Paleness       
No 1      
Yes 1.48 0.53 -- 4.13 0.457 - - -
Jaundice       
No 1      
Yes 1.05 0.13 -- 8.78 0.965 - - -