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Table 3 Socioeconomic risk factors for human biting rate in 100 households in Nagongera, Uganda

From: Why is malaria associated with poverty? Findings from a cohort study in rural Uganda

Characteristic HBR (Total collection nights)a IRR (95 % CI)b P
Wealth index tertile Poorest 41.5 (1136) 1 0.01
Middle 34.4 (1132) 0.86 (0.65–1.13)
Highest 28.8 (1110) 0.71 (0.54–0.93)
House typec Traditional 40.5 (2690) 1 <0.001
Modernd 19.9 (799) 0.53 (0.40–0.69)
  1. aHBR: Human biting rate: total adult female Anopheles caught/total collection nights
  2. bIRR: Incidence rate ratio; CI: Confidence interval
  3. cIRR for this variable was adjusted for household wealth
  4. dModern house: Cement, wood or metal wall; tiled or metal roof and closed eaves. Traditional house: all other houses