Table 6

Factors associated with perceived severity and perceived susceptibility

Perceived severity of malaria
CharacteristicsAdjusted OR (95% CI)P value
Village
Village A1.000.811
Village B1.11 (0.48 to 2.58)
Sex
Male1.000.090
Female0.65 (0.40 to 1.07)
Ethnicity
Lao1.000.615
Others0.80 (0.34 to 1.89)
Experienced malaria before
Yes1.000.036
No1.69 (1.03 to 2.75)
Knowing that malaria is caused by mosquito bites
Yes1.000.217
No0.74 (0.46 to 1.20)
Perceived susceptibility of malaria
CharacteristicsAdjusted OR (95% CI)P value
Village
Village A1.000.805
Village B0.90 (0.39 to 2.07)
Sex
Male1.000.910
Female1.03 (0.63 to 1.67)
Ethnicity
Lao1.000.754
Others1.14 (0.49 to 2.67)
Experienced malaria before
Yes1.000.344
No1.26 (0.78 to 2.04)
Knowing that malaria is caused by mosquito bites
Yes1.000.611
No0.88 (0.55 to 1.43)