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Table 2 Summary of physical condition of collected nets, by site and time group

From: Physical durability of PermaNet 2.0 long-lasting insecticidal nets over three to 32 months of use in Ethiopia

Site Time in potential use (months) No. of nets No. (%) nets undamaged No. (%) nets with seams intact No. (%) nets with repairs No. of holes (≥0.5 cm) per net Hole size (cm)
Median (IQR) Range Median (IQR) Range
A 3 25 12 (48) 23 (92) 0 1 (0–2) 0-40 1 (1–2) 0.5-18
B 3 25 12 (48) 24 (96) 0 1 (0–5) 0-13 1 (1–1) 0.5-13
C 3 25 9 (36) 24 (96) 0 1 (0–3) 0-36 1 (1–2) 0.5-10
D 3 25 10 (40) 22 (88) 0 1 (0–6) 0-25 1 (1–2) 0.5-13
E 6 25 10 (40) 24 (96) 0 3 (0–9) 0-46 1 (0.5-2) 0.5-26
F 6 25 8 (32) 24 (96) 0 3 (0–11) 0-28 1 (1–3) 0.5-58
G 3 5 4 (80) 5 (100) 0 0 (0–0) 0-3 1 (0.5-1) 0.5-1
H 3 14 7 (50) 14 (100) 0 0.5 (0–2) 0-30 1 (1–2) 1-5
J 4 20 14 (70) 20 (100) 0 0 (0–3.5) 0-40 1 (1–2) 1-10
  3-6 mths 189 86 (46) 180 (95) 0 1 (0–5) 0-46 1 (1–2) 0.5-13
K 19 20 0 (0) 19 (95) 0 10.5 (4–22) 1-114 1 (1–2) 1-60
L 19 20 2 (10) 19 (95) 1 (5) 16 (3.5-26.5) 0-86 1 (1–3) 1-32
M 20 20 4 (20) 20 (100) 0 4 (1–9) 0-48 1 (1–2) 1-19
N 19 20 7 (35) 18 (90) 0 7 (0–24.5) 0-114 1 (1–2) 1-50
P 20 20 6 (30) 16 (80) 0 6 (0–20) 0-91 1 (1–3) 1-88
Q 18 20 0 (0) 14 (70) 0 59 (25–99.5) 1-263 1 (1–2) 1-120
R 18 20 5 (25) 18 (90) 0 14 (3.5-48.5) 0-144 1 (1–3) 1-155
S 17 20 3 (15) 16 (80) 1 (5) 10.5 (3–18.5) 0-138 1 (1–2) 1-34
T 18 20 0 (0) 13 (65) 0 17 (13–59.5) 1-128 1 (1–2) 1-36
U 20 20 5 (25) 15 (75) 1 (5) 6 (1–37.5) 0-524 2 (1–3) 1-180
J 14 20 0 (0) 19 (95) 1 (5) 14.5 (5.5-36) 1-52 NA NA
  14-20 mths 220 32 (15) 187 (85) 4 (2) 12 (3–36.5) 0-524 1 (1–2)* 1-180*
K 29 20 1 (5) 18 (90) 0 22 (6–30.5) 0-47 NA NA
L 29 20 3 (15) 20 (100) 1 (5) 10.5 (1–25.5) 0-133 NA NA
M 30 20 4 (20) 18 (90) 0 5.5 (2.5-20.5) 0-60 NA NA
N 28 20 1 (5) 20 (100) 1 (5) 11.5 (3.5-27.5) 0-149 NA NA
P 27 20 0 (0) 18 (90) 0 23.5 (13.5-53) 2-116 NA NA
Q 30 20 0 (0) 14 (70) 0 77.5 (37.5-142.5) 7-207 NA NA
R 30 20 2 (10) 19 (95) 0 26.5 (6.5-87.5) 0-236 NA NA
S 28 20 2 (10) 17 (75) 0 23 (11.5-53) 0-187 NA NA
T 26 20 0 (0) 19 (95) 1 (5) 66.5 (39.5-131.5) 1-399 NA NA
U 32 20 2 (10) 20 (100) 1 (5) 18.5 (2–85.4) 0-2690 NA NA
  26-32 mths 200 15 (7.5) 183 (92) 4 (2) 23 (6–55.5) 0-2690 NA NA
  1. *excludes site J in 14 to 20 month group (exact hole size not available for nets collected in 2009). NA not available.