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Table 2 Factors associated to ITN use in the Control of malaria in pregnancy using Bivariate and Multivariate analysis

From: Factors associated to the use of insecticide treated nets and intermittent preventive treatment for malaria control during pregnancy in Cameroon

Factors ITN use (%) ITN Non users (%) Significance Multivariate analysis
OR (95 % CI) P-value
Gravidity Primigravid 27(21.1) 18(35.3) χ2 = 3.92 NA  
Secundigravid 44(34.4) 14(27.5) P = 0.141 NA  
muitigravid 57(44.5) 19(37.3) NA  
Age <20 6(4.7) 3(5.9) χ2 = 3.92 NA  
21–25 29(22.7) 19(37.3) P = 0.141 NA  
>25 93(72.6) 29(56.9) NA  
Occupation Students/unemployed 19(14.8) 26(51.0) χ2 = 25.779 0.25(0.07–0.95) 0.042
Business 43(33.6) 12(23.5) P = 0.001 0.65(0.18–2.35) 0.511
Civil servants 34(26.6) 7(13.7) 1.39(0.33–5.75) 0.654
House wife/ farmers 32(25) 6(11.8) REF  
Educational level Primary 56(21.6) 10(19.6) χ2 = 6.909 2.4(0.57–10.18) 0.234
Secondary/high 108(41.7) 19(37.3) P = 0.032 2.11(0.77–5.77) 0.147
Tertiary 95(36.7) 22(43.1) REF  
Trimester Second 73(57) 19(37.3) χ2 = 5.710 1.64(0.63–4.27) 0.312
Third 55(43) 32(62.7) P = 0.017 REF  
Source of ITN Hospital 50(39.1) 18(41.9) χ2 = 11.912 7.45(0.67–83.22) 0.103
Free distribution 77(60.2) 20(46.5) P = 0.003 8.06(0.75–87.04) 0.09
Bought 1(0.8) 5(11.6) REF  
Number of ANC visits One 24(18.8) 1(2.0) χ2 = 10.464 4.23(0.46–39.19) 0.204
Twice 36(28.1) 12(23.5) P = 0.005 1.46(0.53–4.01) 0.461
Thrice or more 68(53.1) 38(74.5) REF  
  1. NA means not applicable and REF means reference group use for comparison