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Table 2 Predictors of malaria smear positivity using a multivariate model

From: Malaria smear positivity among Kenyan children peaks at intermediate temperatures as predicted by ecological models

  OR (95% CI) P-value
Lagged 30-day mean temperaturea
 <24 °C 1.05 (0.56–2.00) 0.87
 24–26 °C 1.97 (0.43–9.02) 0.38
 >26 °C 0.31 (0.18–0.52) <0.001
Lagged 30-day cumulative rainfall 1.01 (0.96–1.07) 0.59
Age categories (years)
 ≤4 Ref  
 >4 and ≤8 1.39 (1.22–1.60) <0.001
 >8 and ≤12 1.59 (1.33–1.90) <0.001
 >12 1.34 (1.09–1.66) <0.001
Always uses bednet 0.83 (0.72–0.96) 0.01
Low wealth indexb 1.50 (1.34–1.69) <0.001
Female sex 1.11 (1.0–1.24) 0.05
  1. aTemperature was included as a nonlinear predictor, and the effect of temperature alone on the odds of malaria smear positivity is included in Additional file 1: Figure S2
  2. bDefined as household having less than 3 of the following: domestic worker, bicycle, telephone, radio, motor vehicle and bicycle