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Table 2 Characteristics of the households included in the study (years 2008 and 2009)

From: Determinants of bed net use in children under five and household bed net ownership on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea

  2008 2009
  n (%) n (%)
Households surveyed 1517(47.26) 1693(52.74)
Households owning at least one net   
   Yes 1380 (96.6) 1073(64.8)
   No 49(3.4) 582(35.2)
Household owning at least one ITN   
   Yes 1169(81.8) 774(46.8)
   No 260 (18.2) 881(53.2)
Household socioeconomic status   
   lowest 360(54.9) 296(45.12)
   2nd quintile 327(49.8) 330(50.23)
   3rd quintile 314(49.37) 322(50.63)
   4rd quintile 283(45.65) 337(54.35)
   highest 233(36.35) 408(63.65)
Area   
   urban 557 (36.3) 979(63.7)
   rural 960 (57.4) 714(42.7)
Education of head of household   
   none 40(25.0) 120(75.0)
   1-4 178(66.4) 90(33.6)
   5-9 895(50.9) 865(59.2)
   > 9 366(40.2) 544(59.8)
Household size (mean and SD1) 5.7(2.5) 5.6 (2.3)
Age members of household (mean and SD1) 20.1 (8.6) 17.2(5.7)
Rooms per household (mean and SD1) 4.3 (2.0) 4.4 (1.8)
Beds per household (mean and SD1) 2.8(1.5) 2.4 (1.2)
Age head of household (mean and SD1) 39.1(17.5) 39.2(16.3)
  1. 1SD = Standard Deviation.