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Table 5 Logistic regression model examining factors associated with malaria RDT positivity

From: Concurrence of CareStart™ Malaria HRP2 RDT with microscopy in population screening for Plasmodium falciparum infection in the Mount Cameroon area: predictors for RDT positivity

Variables N Prevalence by RDT (n) Bivariate logistic regression Multivariate logistic regression
COR (95% CI) P value AOR P value
Fever status
 Afebrile 473 38.5 (182) Reference   Reference  
 Febrile 18 72.2 (13) 4.16 (1.46–11.85) 0.007** 6.67 (2.13–20.86) < 0.001***
Age group (years)
 ≥ 9 85 23.5 (20) Reference   Reference  
 5–8 192 38.0 (73) 1.97 (1.11–3.52) 0.02* 1.42 (0.76–2.66) 0.28
 ≤ 4 214 47.7 (102) 2.89 (1.63–5.10) < 0.001*** 2.06 (1.11–3.84) 0.02*
Gender
 Female 273 42.9 (117) Reference    
 Male 218 35.8 (78) 1.35 (0.93–1.94) 0.11 1.38 (0.92–2.06) 0.12
Fever within a month
 No fever 323 27.9 (90) Reference    
 Fever 168 62.5 (105) 4.31 (2.90–6.41) < 0.001*** 4.57 (3.02–6.92) < 0.001***
Anaemia
 Negative 133 27.1 (36) Reference    
 Positive 357 44.5 (159) 2.18 (1.41–3.38) < 0.001*** 2.11 (1.29–3.44) 0.002**
  1. *Statistically significant at P < 0.05, **statistically significant at P < 0.01, ***statistically significant at P < 0.001