Table 1: Proportions of malaria among under-five children.

VariableNumber of children Proportion with malaria

Age of child (in months)
 >12 618 12.0
 12–23 551 26.1
 24–35 494 24.3
 36–47 505 23.4
 48–59 557 15.8
Sex of child
 Male 1406 20.9
 Female 1319 18.9
Age of mother
 15–19 110 18.2
 20–29 1301 18.7
 30–39 1020 21.1
 40–49 291 23.8
Place of residence
 Urban1038 19.0
 Rural1688 20.6
Region of residence
 Western 256 10.5
 Central 265 23.4
 Greater Accra 329 12.5
 Volta 237 18.6
 Eastern 240 15.8
 Ashanti 510 25.1
 Brong Ahafo 260 27.3
 Northern 413 21.3
 Upper East 141 22.0
 Upper West 72 20.8
Ethnicity
 Akan1246 20.2
 Ga-Dangme 135 15.6
 Ewe 348 15.2
 Mole-Dagbani 562 21.9
 Others 434 21.7
Religious affiliation
 Christian 1921 19.7
 Muslim 510 22.7
 Traditionalist/spiritualist 170 11.8
 No religion 116 26.7
Marital status of mother
 Never married 139 17.3
 Married2439 19.7
 Divorced 149 29.7
Mother’s level of education
 No education 886 19.5
 Primary 669 22.7
 Secondary1099 18.8
 Higher 69 17.4
Wealth status
 Poor 1301 22.4
 Middle 504 22.0
 Rich 920 16.9

Total 2725 20.9

Source: computed from GDHS, 2008.