Table 1

Malnutrition parameters associated with endemicity of malaria using logistic regression analysis

Malnutrition parametersNAPI <1API ≥1UnadjustedAdjusted
(N=470)(N=130)OR (95% CI)P valueOR (95% CI)P value
Stunting
 ≤37316257 (81.3)59 (18.7)Ref
 >37294217 (73.8)77 (26.2)1.54 (1.05 to 2.27)0.026
Wasting
 ≤20359300 (83.6)59 (16.4)Ref
 >20251174 (69.3)77 (30.7)2.25 (1.52 to 3.31)<0.001
Underweight
 ≤36338286 (84.6)52 (15.4)RefRef
 >36272188 (69.1)84 (30.9)2.46 (1.66 to 363)<0.0012.31 (1.53 to 3.48)<0.001
Anaemia in women
 ≤54325272 (83.7)53 (16.3)Ref
 >54275198 (72.0)7 (28.0)2.00 (1.34 to 2.96)0.001
Anaemia in men
 ≤23.6343292 (85.1)51 (14.9)RefRef
 >23.6264179 (67.8)85 (32.5)2.72 (1.83 to 4.03)<0.0012.06 (1.37 to 3.11)<0.001
Anaemia in children
 ≤60324266 (82.1)58 (17.9)Ref
 >60276204 (73.9)72 (26.1)1.62 (1.09 to 2.39)0.016
  • Data are expressed as n (%); here, percentages are calculated row-wise.

  • API, Annual Parasite Index.