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Table 4 Bivariate analysis of malaria knowledge scores (range, 0–8) among respondents who had heard of malaria (n = 368)

From: Prevalence of malaria and lymphatic filariasis in bateyes of the Dominican Republic

Category n Mean (SD) t P-value
Sex
 Female 225 2.8 (0.12) 1.70 0.089
 Male 143 2.5 (0.15)   
Ethnicity
 Haitian-born 92 2.4 (0.17)   
 Dominican-born, Haitian descent 110 2.7 (0.29) -5.46 < 0.001*
 Dominican-born, no Haitian descent 166 2.9 (0.20)   
Read Spanish
 Can read entire sentence 209 3.0 (0.13) -3.46 < 0.001*
 Cannot read entire sentence 149 2.3 (0.14)   
Resident status in batey
 Permanent 340 2.8 (0.10) -1.89 0.060
 Non-permanent 28 2.1 (0.30)   
Works at night
 No 189 2.8 (0.13) 2.48 0.014*
 Yes 35 2.0 (0.27)   
If had fever in last two weeks:
  Sought care for fever 30 2.9 (0.40) -1.88 0.066
  Did not seek care for fever 25 1.8 (0.42)   
If owns mosquito net
 No 148 2.7 (0.14) -0.27 0.784
 Yes 220 2.7 (0.13)   
If owns mosquito net:
 If used mosquito net last night
  No 39 2.7 (0.31) -0.11 0.913
  Yes 181 2.7 (0.14)   
  1. * P value < 0.05