Table 3

Factors associated with malaria infections as determined by univariate and multivariate analyses
Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
Variable OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P
Age 0.9 0.9–1.0 0.152 0.9 0.8–1.0 0.781
Parity 0.8 0.7–1.0 0.185 0.9 0.6–1.3 0.954
Residence 0.6 0.3–1.4 0.696 0.6 0.2–1.4 0.260
Maternal education < secondary level 0.7 0.2–1.8 0.485 0.4 0.1–1.4 0.161
Lack of antenatal care 1.3 0.6–2.5 0.242 1.1 0.4–3.1 0.801
Body mass index 1.0 0.9–1.0 0.668 1.0 0.9–1.1 0.524
Not using bed nets 1.4 0.6–3.5 0.350 0.9 0.3–2.9 0.982
Anemia 0.3 0.1–0.8 0.016 0.2 0.08–0.75 0.013

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Batran et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2013 8:189   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-8-189

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