Table 2

Analysis of individual risk factors of positive malaria cases (P. falciparum) with no travel report

Variables

Positive cases N (%)

Negative cases N (%)

P value


Sexes

NS*

Female

11 (57.9)

589 (56.1)

Male

8 (42.1)

461 (43.9)


Age (mean)

23.1

21.5

NS


Socio economic states

NS

1 Wall: mud, wood or iron

5 (26.3)

389 (37.0)

Water supply: river, well

2 Wall: brick, concrete

7 (36.3)

294 (28.0)

Water supply: public tape water, well

3 Wall: brick, concrete

7 (36.8)

368 (35.0)

Water supply: inside tape water


Proximity of agricultural area

12 (63.2)

532 (50.6)

NS


Bed net use

4 (21.1)

294 (28.2)

NS


*: Not significant

Rakotomanana et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2010 10:173   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-173

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