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Table 3 Households’ knowledge and utilization of long-lasting insecticide nets by households in Jiga Yelmdar village, Jabi Tehnan District, north-western Ethiopia, January 2014

From: Distribution and utilization of vector control strategies in a malarious village of Jabi Tehnan District, north-western Ethiopia

Characteristic Category Number (%)
Use of LLINs (n = 352) Prevent malaria 328 (93.2)
Kill/prevent mosquito 22 (6.3)
Kill/prevent insects 1 (0.3)
Kill/prevent rodent 1 (0.3)
Current LLINs used (n = 341) Yes 276 (80.9)
No 65 (19.1)
Previous night LLINs used (n = 340) Yes 198 (58.2)
No 142 (41.8)
Reason for not using LLINs (n = 142) LLINs are toxic 1 (0.7)
Not malaria season 99 (69.7)
Other 42 (29.6)
Who uses LLINs (n = 342) Children 16 (4.7)
Mother 13 (3.8)
Father 20 (5.8)
Father and mother 61 (17.8)
Children and mother 35 (10.2)
Whole family 197 (57.6)
Frequency of LLIN use (n = 342) Daily 204 (59.6)
Occasionally 138 (40.4
Condition of LLINs (n = 342) Good 296 (86.5)
Fair 16 (4.7)
Poor 26 (7.6)
Unused (still in package) 4 (1.2)
Period since LLIN used (n = 348) <1 month 1 (0.3)
Months ago 8 (2.3)
1-3 years 4 (1.1)
  >3 years 335 (96.3)