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Table 3 Participant reported net use and maintenance behaviour

From: “We are supposed to take care of it”: a qualitative examination of care and repair behaviour of long-lasting, insecticide-treated nets in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Net use and maintenance behaviour FGD IDI Total
N = 55 N = 18 N = 63
How often do you sleep under a net? N (%) N (%) N (%)
Never 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Rarely 8 (15) 7 (39) 15 (21)
Occasionally 6 (11) 2 (11) 8 (11)
Most nights 9 (16) 3 (17) 12 (16)
Every night 32 (58) 6 (33) 38 (52)
How often does your child sleep under a net? N (%) N (%) N (%)
Never 1 (2) 0 (0) 1 (1)
Rarely 9 (16) 1 (2) 10 (14)
Occasionally 7 (13) 2 (11) 9 (12)
Most nights 7 (13) 4 (22) 11 (15)
Every night 31 (56) 11 (61) 42 (58)
Kind of sleeping spaces covered by nets N (%) N (%) N (%)
Mat on the floor 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Mattress on the floor 22 (40) 7 (39) 29 (40)
Bed 33 (60) 11 (61) 44 (60)
Other 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Ever washed a net N (%) N (%) N (%)
No 16 (29) 7 (39) 23 (32)
Yes 39 (71) 11 (61) 50 (68)
Ever repaired a net N (%) N (%) N (%)
No 44 (80) 16 (89) 60 (82)
Yes 11 (20) 2 (11) 13 (18)