Aveneu Park, Starling, Australia

Outcome measured by the proportion of women with employment

Outcome variable: ITN use

The
Rollback Malaria indicator for ITN use, defined as percentage of women who
slept under ITN the previous night before the survey was used as the operational
definition for the outcome 3

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Predictors

The
individual- level predictors included age of woman, parity, media exposure etc.
To examine community level factors, 3 community sociodemographics and four
community health factors were selected. The predictors are described in Table
1. 

 

Table
1 Description and measurement of independent variables

Community-level
factors

Description

Community
sociodemographics

 

%
of women with employment

Aggregated
values of community level women employment status measured by the proportion
of women with employment from individual level data categorized using
tertiles as low, middle and high

%
of women with any education

Aggregated
values of community level women education status measured by the proportion
of women with primary education and above from individual level data
categorized using tertiles as low, middle and high

%
of women who are rich

Aggregated
values of community level women wealth index measured by the proportion of
women in rich wealth index  from
individual level data categorized using tertiles as low, middle and high

Community
health factors

 

%
of women with autonomy on HC decisions

Aggregated
values of community level women’s decision status on health care measured by
the proportion of women who make self-decisions on health care from
individual level data categorized using tertiles as low, middle and high

%
of women in households with 2 or more ITNs

Aggregated
values of community level women households with 2 or more ITNs measured by
the proportion of women in household with 2 or more ITNs from individual
level data categorized using tertiles as low, middle and high

%
of women with perceived distance to HF a problem

Aggregated
values of community level women’s perceived distance to HF measured by the
proportion of women  who perceived
distance to HF to be a problem from individual level data categorized using
tertiles as low, middle and high

%
of women in households with IRS coverage

Aggregated
values of community level women in households with IRS coverage measured by
the proportion of women IRS coverage from individual level data categorized
as 0 and 1

Individual-level
Factors

Description

Age

15-24,
25-34, 35 and above

Media
exposure

Yes/No

Occupation

Employed/Unemployed

Education

No
formal education, Primary, Secondary and above

Wealth

Poor,
Middle, Rich

Parity

Primigravida,
Secundigravida, Multigravida

Residence

Rural,
Urban

Region

Northern,
Central and Southern

Number
of household members

1600,
?1600

Number
of ITN in household

x

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