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Table 2 Chi-square test of association on respondent’s knowledge, attitude on malaria and mosquito net (N = 9040)

From: Prevalence and associated determinants of malaria parasites among Kenyan children

Variable N (%) Prevalence of malaria n (%) P value
Importance of hanging a mosquito net to reduce malaria
 Extremely important 6307 (69.76) 652 (9.7) < 0.01
 Important 2622 (29.00) 169 (5.36)
 Not at all 112 (1.24) 9 (6.77)
Importance of having children sleep under a treated net
 Extremely important 6782 (75.02) 703 (9.61) < 0.01
 Important 2247 (24.86) 127 (4.74)
 Not at all 11 (0.12)
Frequency of using net other than sleeping
 All the time 202 (2.24) 14 (6.93) < 0.01
 Sometimes 1697 (18.77) 219 (9.87)
 Never 7141 (78.99) 597 (7.87)
Treated nets are safe for sleeping
 Agree 8725 (96.51) 809 (8.35) 0.31
 Disagree 315 (3.49) 21 (6.73)
Most people in the community sleep under a ITN all the time
 Agree 6080 (67.25) 700 (10.24) < 0.01
 Disagree 2960 (32.75) 130 (4.10)
A net can be hanged everywhere in the house
 Agree 8003 (88.53) 777 (8.75) < 0.01
 Disagree 1037 (11.47) 53 (4.71)
Risk of malaria is higher in rainy season
 Agree 2577 (28.51) 236 (7.19) < 0.01
 Disagree 6463 (71.49) 594 (8.84)