Table 7: Factors associated with the general prevalence of infection in preschool age children in Mwea division: a binary logistic regression model.

VariableOR( value) 95% CI

Knowledge of disease transmission.862.635.6292.137
Geophagy.975.947.4592.072
Hand washing
 Never6.478.1.55327.015
 Sometimes3.401.093.81714.167
Shoe wearing.405.155.1171.406
Water source
 Borehole.621.566.1223.167
 River/canal.194.088.0291.278
Water purification method
 None3.602.1.3979.288
 Filtration.778.537.3511.725
 Boiling1.272.572.5522.932
Family with children above 5 years.390.1.2935.088
Constant6.206.216

OR = odds ratio, CI = confidence interval, and = variables with statistical significance.