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Table 3 The distribution of some selected socio-demographic risk factors univariate analysis for previous illness of malaria among respondents, Woreta town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2013

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices of malaria transmission and preventive measures in Woreta town, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Categories Frequency (%) Independent effects p-value
House hold respondents (N = 144)
Yes No Crude OR
n (%) n (%) (95% CI)
Age (years) 15–29a 32 (22.2) 27 (84.4) 5 (15.6) 1.00 0.84
30–45 63 (43.8) 51 (81.0) 12 (19.0) 0.78 (0.251–2.468)
46–60 33 (22.9) 29 (87.9) 4 (12.1) 1.34 (0.326, 5.529)
> 60 16 (11.1) 13 (81.3) 3 (18.7) 0.80 (0.1658, 3.883)
Educational status Educateda 111 (77.1) 91 (82.0) 20 (18.0) 1.00 0.44
Non-educated 33 (22.9) 29 (87.9) 4 (12.1) 1.59 (0.5036, 5.042)
Sex Malea 47 (32.6) 39 (83.0) 8 (17.0) 1.00 0.92
Female 97 (67.4) 81 (83.5) 16 (16.5) 1.04 (0.4095, 2.634)
Occupation Private businessa 43 (29.9) 36 (83.7) 7 (16.3) 1.00 0.32
GO employee 15 (10.4) 10 (66.7) 5 (33.3) 0.39 (0.1014, 1.492)
Daily laborer 29 (20.1) 25 (86.2) 4 (13.8) 1.22 (0.3214, 4.596)
House wife 57 (39.6) 49 (86.0) 8 (14.0) 1.19 (0.3957, 3.584)
Religion Orthodoxa 76 (52.8) 63 (82.9) 13 (17.1) 1.00 0.41
Muslim 43 (29.9) 38 (88.4) 5 (11.6) 1.57 (0.5183, 4.745)
Protestant 25 (17.4) 19 (76.0) 6 (24.0) 0.65 (0.2186, 1.953)
  1. n number of respondents for the category, OR odds ratio
  2. aReference category