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Table 3 Vector control practices for preventing malaria in the coastal plain of Chiapas between 1995 and 2012

From: Socioeconomic factors, attitudes and practices associated with malaria prevention in the coastal plain of Chiapas, Mexico

Questions Answers 1995 % 2012 %
  Never 86.3 89.3
  More than 10 years ago 6.0 6.3
Households reporting at least one in the family having malaria 6-10 years ago 3.4 1.8
  2-5 years ago 2.4 1.7
  1 year ago 1.6 0.2
  Do not know 0.2 0.7
  Have bed nets 99.0 94.3
   All year 75.7 93.0
  Season usage Rainy season 12.0 2.8
   High mosq. abundance 10.6 3.1
  Bought products in the last year 99.4 71.8
Bought bed nets in the last year 98.2 49.4
   2 28.1 17.5
Use of products to prevent mosquito bites   1 4.9 12.4
  Number bought 3 29.1 8.5
   4 21.0 6.5
   >5 17.0 3.5
  Mosquito coil 9.6 24.2
  Aerosol 11.4 23.2
  Repellent 0.8 4.0
  >1 year ago 13.5 48.9
  Never 56.0 37.1
  1-2 months ago 2.2 4.2
The house was sprayed 3-4 months ago 8.0 4.1
  9-12 months ago 2.8 2.6
  5-6 months ago 13.9 2.4
  7-8 months ago 3.2 0.7
  Every 2 months 32.7 38.6
  Every 6 months 29.3 28.0
Frequency that would like an IRS Every 4 months 8.4 13.3
  Each 3 months 22.7 12.0
  Yearly 5.6 7.4
  Never -- 0.7