Investigating Potential Socioeconomic and Behavioral Factors Influencing Mosquito Net Ownership in Three Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Title:
Investigating Potential Socioeconomic and Behavioral Factors Influencing Mosquito Net Ownership in Three Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
Author:
Pope, Benjamin
Issue Date:
2014
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
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Release after 18-Dec-2016
Abstract:
Malaria was responsible for 207 million illnesses per year, as of 2012. One of the main methods used to combat the mosquito-borne malaria is the use of mosquito nets. Many previous studies have examined various factors affecting malaria incidence and bed net ownership and usage, but few have made cross-country comparisons. In this study we used multilevel hierarchical regression to examine the factors which affect net ownership in Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania by simultaneously accounting for effects at the individual household and regional levels. Some of the factors identified include wealth index and bicycle ownership (p-values less than 0.05). In Malawi, an effect modification between bicycle ownership and altitude was observed, so the models were stratified by bicycle ownership.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Statistics
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Statistics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Tong, Daoqin

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dc.titleInvestigating Potential Socioeconomic and Behavioral Factors Influencing Mosquito Net Ownership in Three Countries in Sub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.creatorPope, Benjaminen_US
dc.contributor.authorPope, Benjaminen_US
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.releaseRelease after 18-Dec-2016en_US
dc.description.abstractMalaria was responsible for 207 million illnesses per year, as of 2012. One of the main methods used to combat the mosquito-borne malaria is the use of mosquito nets. Many previous studies have examined various factors affecting malaria incidence and bed net ownership and usage, but few have made cross-country comparisons. In this study we used multilevel hierarchical regression to examine the factors which affect net ownership in Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania by simultaneously accounting for effects at the individual household and regional levels. Some of the factors identified include wealth index and bicycle ownership (p-values less than 0.05). In Malawi, an effect modification between bicycle ownership and altitude was observed, so the models were stratified by bicycle ownership.en_US
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
dc.subjectStatisticsen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineStatisticsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorTong, Daoqinen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberErnst, Kacey C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRoe, Deniseen_US
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