Table 4: Multivariate analysis of malaria diagnosis using light microscopy in Tigray, North Ethiopia, 2016.

Characteristics (%) Distributed slides ( = 276) valueAOR (95% CI)
Correct (%)Incorrect (%)

GenderMale32 (69.6)144 (66.7)72 (33.3)0.332.0 (0.1–2.1)
Female14 (30.4)30 (50.0)30 (50.0)
Age (in years)20–3031 (67.4)42 (46.7)48 (53.3)0.110.4 (0.1–1.3)
31–5015 (32.6)132 (71.0)54 (29.0)
Educational levelDiploma20 (43.5)42 (41.2)60 (58.8)0.252.0 (0.6–6.8)
Degree26 (56.5)102 (58.6)72 (41.4)
Work experience (in years)1–1039 (84.8)144 (60.0)96 (40)0.563.3 (0.4–31.3)
11–257 (15.2)30 (83.3)6 (16.7)
Participation in epidemic investigationYes27 (58.7)120 (76.9)36 (23.1)0.0264.1 (1.1–14.5)
No19 (41.3)54 (45.0)66 (55.0)
Participation in refresher trainingYes18 (39.1)84 (87.5)12 (12.5)0.0127 (1.5–36.3)
No28 (60.9)90 (50.0)90 (50.0)
Average time1–2040 (87)108 (60.0)72 (40.0)0.0711.5 (04–5.3)
21–406 (13)66 (68.6)30 (31.3)