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Table 5 Factors associated with knowledge of childhood malaria management of caregivers (n=223)

From: Integrating child health services into malaria control services of village malaria workers in remote Cambodia: service utilization and knowledge of malaria management of caregivers

Factors Malaria knowledge* AOR (95% CI) p-value
High Low    
(n=123) (n=100)
VMW’s education      
 <5 years 61 56    
 ≥5 years 62 44 2.00 (0.98-4.08) 0.057
VMW’s experience     
 <72 months 78 56    
 ≥72 months 45 44 0.61 (0.29-1.32) 0.212
VMW’s service quality   
 <4.2 points 27 53    
 ≥4.2 points 96 47 3.21 (1.34-7.66) 0.009
Caregiver’s age     
 <27 years 68 47    
 ≥27 years 55 53 1.87 (0.84-4.17) 0.128
Household size     
 <4 person 70 44    
 ≥4 person 53 56 0.93 (0.44-1.96) 0.840
Distance from nearest public health centre   
 <10 km 78 35    
 ≥10 km 45 65 0.75 (0.33-1.72) 0.493
Caregiver’s literacy     
 Illiterate 30 75    
 Literate 93 25 9.91 (4.66-21.05) <0.001
Caregiver’s occupation   
 Farmer 117 95    
 Other 6 5 0.38 (0.09-1.60) 0.186
Caregiver’s wealth index   
 Low 26 37    
 Middle 63 42 1.24 (0.55-2.80) 0.598
 High 34 21 0.89 (0.34-2.32) 0.804
Child age     
 <12 months 25 17    
 12-59 months 98 83 0.78 (0.33-1.84) 0.564
  1. * Malaria knowledge divided into two categories; High/Low, at the median (=3.92) of malaria knowledge index.