Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Background information on study districts in pre-intervention phase

From: Community cooperatives and insecticide-treated materials for malaria control: a new experience in Latin America

  MEXICO COLOMBIA
CHIAPAS OAXACA CHOCO URABA (ANTIOQUIA)
MALARIA     
Median Annual Parasite Index* (1998 to 2000) 14 20 123 98
% P. falciparum of all cases 10% 1% 55% 50%
BEDNETS     
% coverage of beds with nets 68% 57% 53% 51%
Average size and fabric of nets 14 m2 cotton, synthetic 14 m2 cotton, synthetic 13 m2 synthetic 13 m2 synthetic
COOPERATIVES & TARGET POPULATION     
Number of cooperatives 5 3 3 3
No. of target health districts per cooperative 5 2 3 3
Type of target population rural rural urban urban
Average target population per cooperative 8000 inh. 5000 inh. 9000 inh. 5000 inh.
Gender of cooperative members Mixed Female Female Mixed
Whether cooperative has own building yes yes yes no
  1. * API = number of positive blood smears per 1000 inhabitants