Research Article

# Determinants of Ownership and Utilization of Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets for Malaria Control in Eastern Ethiopia

## Table 4

Final logistic regression model for household’s ownership of ITNs (with estimated odds ratios) in Gursum district, Ethiopia, 2008.
 Variables Ownership of ITN Crude OR (95% CI) value Adjusted OR (95% CI) value Yes (%) No (%) Occupation Farmer 80 (8.3) 24 (19.0) 4.71 (2.18–10.17) 5.11 (1.88–13.94) Student 19 (9.1) 9 (7.1) 2.98 (1.09–8.16) 0.001 2.53 (0.71–8.96) 0.026 Housewife 85 (40.7) 64 (50.8) 1.87 (0.93–3.78) 2.10 (0.87–5.06) Government employee 8 (3.8) 5 (4.0) 2.26 (0.63–8.11) 1.46 (0.27–7.91) Merchant 17 (8.1) 24 (19.0) 1.00 1.00 Knowledge of the cause of malaria Yes 179 (85.6) 77 (61.1) 3.80 (2.24–6.43) 0.000 2.64 (1.31–5.30) 0.007 No 30 (14.4) 49 (38.9) 1.00 1.00 Feeling family is at risk of getting malaria Yes 111 (55.8) 84 (70.6) 0.53 (0.32–0.85) 0.009 0.33 (0.17–0.69) 0.001 No 88 (44.2) 35 (29.4) 1.00 1.00 Have you ever heard about ITN Yes 199 (97.5) 106 (88.3) 5.26 (1.84–15.0) 0.002 7.56 (1.95–29.28) 0.003 No 5 (2.5) 14 (11.7) 1.00 1.00 Family size Less than 3 38 (18.2) 56 (44.4) 0.20 (0.11–0.38) 0.23 (0.10–0.52) Four 36 (17.2) 22 (17.5) 0.49 (0.24–0.99) 0.000 1.05 (0.41–2.68) 0.001 Five and six 58 (27.8) 25 (19.8) 0.69 (0.36–1.34) 0.81 (0.36–1.82) Seven and above 77 (36.8) 23 (18.3) 1.00 1.00