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Table 1 Univariate and multivariate analysis for predictors of P.falciparum malaria for 231 underfives children attending Makongoro health centre, Mwanza city, Tanzania 2011

From: Prevalence and predictors of urinary tract infection and severe malaria among febrile children attending Makongoro health centre in Mwanza city, North-Western Tanzania

Variable Malaria Univariate Multivariate
  Positive Negative OR P-value 95% CI OR P-value 95%CI
Age in years         
1-5 years 18(13.4)% 116(86.6%) 1 0.024   1   
2 m-1 year 4(4.1%) 93(95.9%) 3.61   1.18-11.03 1.44 0.42 0.42-5.1
Sex         
Male 7(6.7%0 98(93.3%) 1    1   
female 15(11.9)% 111(81.1)% 1.90 0.18 0.74-4.83 2.37 0.176 0.67-8.4
Vomiting         
No 13(8.0%) 149(92.0) 1    1   
yes 9(13.0%) 60(87.0%) 1.72 0.24 0.7-4.23 1.22 0.758 0.331-4.57
Axillary temperature         
37.5-39 0(0.0%) 158(100%) N/A < 0.001 N/A N/A N/A N/A
40-41 22(30.10) 51(69.9%)       
Palmar Pallor         
No 12(5.9%) 191(94.1%) 1 < 0.001   1   
Yes 10(35.7%) 18(64.3%) 8.84   3.36-23.29 4.66 0.025 1.21-17.8
Convulsion         
No 12(5.40%) 208(94.5%) 1 < 0.001   1   
Yes 10(90.9%) 1(9.1%) 173   20-1469 102 0.001 10-996
  1. OR = Odd ratio, CI = Confidence Interval