Factors Associated with Usage of Long-Lasting Insecticides Treated Nets Among Children Aged 5-14 Years in Aflao ( Ketu South Municipality)

ABSTRACT

Background: Despite the existence of long lasting insecticide treated nets as a cost-effective tool of prevention of malaria, this disease still present as a serious public health burden in Ghana. Children aged 5 to 14 years account for the group that are less likely to utilize Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs). 

Objectives: This study was conducted to explore factors associated with the use of LLINs among children aged 5-14 years in Aflao town in Ketu South Municipality.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Aflao, the largest  town in Ketu South municipality. The study population included households respondents with children aged 5-14 years resident in Aflao. Information about Household respondents socio-demographic characteristics, housing structure and characteristics of insecticide-treated nets in the household were gathered. Test of association was performed and logistic regression  was used to determine factor associated with the usage of the net among the children age range. Results: A total of 414 household respondents were interviewed (household head or designated representative). The mean age of the household respondent was 37.9 years and female represented the majority of household respondent interviewed (80.2%). About 71.3% of households owned at least one long-lasting insecticide treated net whilst 50.4% of children aged 5 to 14 years slept under the nets during the night preceding the interview. There was a significant association between the number of bed nets in the household and children aged 5 to 14 sleeping under the nets (OR=2.39, 95%CI (1.34-4.27); p

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APA

KOMIVI, E (2021). Factors Associated with Usage of Long-Lasting Insecticides Treated Nets Among Children Aged 5-14 Years in Aflao ( Ketu South Municipality). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-usage-of-long-lasting-insecticides-treated-nets-among-children-aged-5-14-years-in-aflao-ketu-south-municipality

MLA 8th

KOMIVI, EDEM "Factors Associated with Usage of Long-Lasting Insecticides Treated Nets Among Children Aged 5-14 Years in Aflao ( Ketu South Municipality)" Afribary. Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-usage-of-long-lasting-insecticides-treated-nets-among-children-aged-5-14-years-in-aflao-ketu-south-municipality. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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KOMIVI, EDEM . "Factors Associated with Usage of Long-Lasting Insecticides Treated Nets Among Children Aged 5-14 Years in Aflao ( Ketu South Municipality)". Afribary, Afribary, 07 Apr. 2021. Web. 21 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-usage-of-long-lasting-insecticides-treated-nets-among-children-aged-5-14-years-in-aflao-ketu-south-municipality >.

Chicago

KOMIVI, EDEM . "Factors Associated with Usage of Long-Lasting Insecticides Treated Nets Among Children Aged 5-14 Years in Aflao ( Ketu South Municipality)" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-usage-of-long-lasting-insecticides-treated-nets-among-children-aged-5-14-years-in-aflao-ketu-south-municipality