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Table 1 Attribute of household and characteristics of long-lasting insecticide-treated net ownership and use in four sub-districts in Bhutan, 2013

From: Prevalence of asymptomatic malaria and bed net ownership and use in Bhutan, 2013: a country earmarked for malaria elimination

Attribute Number %
Male 2,612 48.6
Female 2,767 51.4
Children <5 years 555 10.3
Children 6-12 years 902 16.8
Young adults 13-24 years 1,090 20.3
Adults >25 years 2,831 52.6
Income *
<Nu 1,500 474 38.9
Nu 1,501-3,000 331 27.2
Nu 3,001-5,000 184 15.1
Nu 5,001-10,000 122 10.0
>Nu 10,000 108 8.9
Ownership of household items
Television 724 59.3
Refrigerator 625 51.2
Rice cooker 1,090 89.3
Curry cooker 973 79.7
Boiler 167 13.7
Other things 40 3.3
Types of house
Hut** 223 18.3
Wood and mud 363 29.7
Stone and wood 166 13.6
Bricks and cement 470 38.5
Socio-economic quintile of household
Most poor 282 23.1
More poor 208 17.1
Poor 297 24.3
Less poor 373 30.6
Least poor 60 4.9
LLINs owned by household
Yes 1,203 99.0
No 12 1.0
Members of households sleeping regularly under LLINs
Yes 1,145 93.9
No 75 6.1
Period when LLINs were not used
Summer months 10 14.7
Both summer and winter months 4 5.9
Winter months 53 77.9
Others 1 1.5
Respondents slept under LLINs the night before the survey
Yes 1,190 98.4
No 20 1.7
Frequency of LLIN washing
<6 months 27 2.2
Every six months 806 67.0
7-8 months 15 1.3
>9 months 164 13.6
Never 191 15.9
Action taken in case net was torn
Sleep without bed nets 5 0.4
Repair the bed nets 1,135 94.3
Buy a new bed net 32 2.7
Do not know 23 1.9
Hanging of LLINs kept during day
Hang in the sleeping place 1,161 96.6
Keep in cardboard or box 36 3.0
Keep in other place 4 0.3
Location of households from the nearest health centre
<1 h walking distance 856 70.2
1-3 h walking distance 333 27.3
>3 h walking distance 31 2.5
  1. *US$ 1 = Nu 59.55.
  2. **made of bamboo which can be woven or smashed bamboo.