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Table 2 ITN use among individuals with access to ITNs, by gender and background characteristics

From: Gender differences in the use of insecticide-treated nets after a universal free distribution campaign in Kano State, Nigeria: post-campaign survey results

Background characteristics Female Male Total  
  Percentage n Percentage n Percentage n P value*
Total 57.2 1,562 48.8 1,494 53.1 3,056 <0.001
Campaign waves      
  Wave 1 52.4 391 46.2 344 49.3 1,490 0.017
  Wave 2 61.5 502 51.3 385 56.6 1,566 <0.001
Place of residence      
  Urban 55.6 306 43.8 232 49.8 1,080 <0.001
  Rural 58.0 587 51.6 497 54.9 1,084 0.004
Wealth quintiles      
  Lowest 57.4 162 46.4 111 52.4 521 0.012
  Second 53.1 173 47.2 134 50.3 610 0.147
  Middle 59.7 187 52.6 172 56.1 640 0.069
  Fourth 58.0 193 46.3 148 52.2 653 0.003
  Highest 57.8 178 50.6 164 54.1 632 0.070
Ratio of 1 ITN/2 persons met      
  Yes 67.8 299 70.9 246 69.2 788 0.351
  No 53.0 594 42.1 483 47.5 2268 <0.001
Age       
  Under 5 years 62.4 303 61.9 336 62.1 639 0.902
  5-15 years 49.0 498 48.0 473 48.5 971 0.754
  15-25 years 58.1 270 23.4 197 43.5 467 <0.001
  25 years and older 61.7 491 50.8 488 56.3 979 0.001
  1. Bold =Significance assessed at 5% - comparing females and males.