Predicting Malaria Using Logistic Regression Model

  • AMINU ALIYU Federal University Birnin Kebbi
  • Shuaibu Yau Department of Computer Science, Federal University Birnin Kebbi
  • Farouk Musa Aliyu Department of Computer Science, Federal University Birnin Kebbi
Keywords: Confusion Matrix, Logistic Regression Model, and Malaria


Today Malaria is considered to be one of the major causes of mortality in the world. The availability of malaria patient data in our hospital presented an opportunity of providing precautionary system for use in rural community through the use of developed model. This study developed a logistic regression model using 701 dataset obtained from Hospital in Adamawa, Nigeria in 2020.The study considered the parameters of fever, headache, Nausea, and vomiting as clinical manifestation symptom of malaria. The study finds out that all the four parameters used in the study were significant, and at any giving new instance of the parameters, the model can correctly classify the patient. The developed model was checked for accuracy using confusion matrix and the model demonstrated an accuracy of 86.43%.

Author Biographies

Shuaibu Yau, Department of Computer Science, Federal University Birnin Kebbi

Department of Computer Science, Lecturer

Farouk Musa Aliyu, Department of Computer Science, Federal University Birnin Kebbi

Lecturer II at Federal University Birnin Kebbi


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How to Cite
ALIYU, A., Yau, S., & Musa Aliyu, F. (2021). Predicting Malaria Using Logistic Regression Model. Ilorin Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology, 4(2), 1-6. Retrieved from