Table 1

Participants’ characteristics

UMIS (2009)UMIS (2014)
(n=2501)(n=2815)
Child malaria positive1002 (40.1%)528 (18.8%)
Children’s age (months)27.5 (16.9)30.1 (17.0)
Mothers’ age (years)26.2 (4.6)29.8 (4.8)
Mothers’ year of schooling4.8 (3.6)4.8 (4.1)
Has at least 7 years of schooling759 (30.3%)891 (31.7%)
Child contracts moderate anaemia1064 (42.6%)799 (28.4%)
Owned mosquito net last night1689 (67.5%)2725 (96.8%)
All children aged <5 years slept under net922 (37.0%)2076 (74.0%)
  • Mothers were aged ≥18 years at the time of the survey, born between 1974 and 1991, and whose children had valid results for microscopy malaria testing. Data shown as n (%) or mean (SD).

  • UMIS, Uganda Malaria Indicator Surveys.