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Table 2 Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis on presence of asymptomatic carriage rates as diagnosed by microscopy in regards to age and parasite carriage associations

From: Microscopic and molecular evidence of the presence of asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax infections in an area with low, seasonal and unstable malaria transmission in Ethiopia

   Bivariate analysis Multivariate analysis
Characteristics No. infected/total examined COR (95 % CI) P-value AOR (95 % CI) P-value
Sex
Male 35/519 1.00 - reference reference
Female 20/575 0.49 (0.28-0.87) 0.015 0.54 (0.30-0.96) 0.036
Age in years
≤5 21/166 1.00 - reference reference
6-15 18/373 0.35 (0.18-0.67) 0.002 0.35 (0.18-0.67) 0.002
16-25 5/165 0.20 (0.07-0.50) 0.001 0.22 (0.08-0.57) 0.002
26-35 8/263 0.21 (0.08-0.54) 0.001 0.24 (0.09-0.61) 0.003
>35 4/127 0.16 (0.04-0.57) 0.004 0.15 (0.04-0.54) 0.003
  1. COR (crude odd ratio), AOR (adjusted odd ratio)