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) valueAdjusted OR (95% CI) value
Yes (%)No (%)

Occupation
 Farmer80 (8.3) 24 (19.0)4.71 (2.18–10.17)5.11 (1.88–13.94)
 Student19 (9.1)9 (7.1)2.98 (1.09–8.16)0.0012.53 (0.71–8.96)0.026
 Housewife85 (40.7)64 (50.8) 1.87 (0.93–3.78)2.10 (0.87–5.06)
 Government employee8 (3.8)5 (4.0)2.26 (0.63–8.11)1.46 (0.27–7.91)
 Merchant17 (8.1)24 (19.0)1.001.00
Knowledge of the cause of malaria
 Yes179 (85.6)77 (61.1) 3.80 (2.24–6.43)0.0002.64 (1.31–5.30)0.007
 No30 (14.4)49 (38.9)1.001.00
Feeling family is at risk of getting malaria
 Yes111 (55.8)84 (70.6)0.53 (0.32–0.85)0.0090.33 (0.17–0.69)0.001
 No88 (44.2)35 (29.4)1.001.00
Have you ever heard about ITN
 Yes 199 (97.5)106 (88.3)5.26 (1.84–15.0)0.0027.56 (1.95–29.28)0.003
 No 5 (2.5)14 (11.7)1.001.00
Family size
 Less than 338 (18.2)56 (44.4)0.20 (0.11–0.38)0.23 (0.10–0.52)
 Four36 (17.2)22 (17.5)0.49 (0.24–0.99)0.0001.05 (0.41–2.68)0.001
 Five and six58 (27.8)25 (19.8)0.69 (0.36–1.34)0.81 (0.36–1.82)
 Seven and above77 (36.8)23 (18.3)1.001.00