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Table 4 Coverage and households’ perception of indoor residual spraying 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 (%)
Heard about IRS (n = 352) Yes 350 (99.4)
No 2 (0.6)
Insecticide employed for IRS (n = 352) DDT 125 (35.5)
Malathion 1 (0.3)
Deltamethrin 1 (0.3)
Other 2 (0.6)
Do not know 223 (63.4)
Part of the house for IRS (n = 352) Surface of inner wall 338 (96.0)
Inner surface of the roof 4 (1.1)
All parts 8 (8)
Do not know 2 (0.6)
Use of IRS (n = 352) To kill mosquitoes 236 (67.0)
To kill other domestic insects 38 (10.8)
To kill rodents 1(0.3)
To control malaria 75 (21.3)
Do not know 2 (0.6)
House treated by IRS within past 12 months Yes 308 (87.5)
No 44 (12.5)
When was the last IRS (n = 308) >3 months 275 (89.3)
>6 months 34 (10.7)
Frequency of IRS (n = 322) Once per year 210 (65.2)
After every six months 105 (32.6)
After every three months 4 (1.2)
Other 1 (0.3)
Do not know 2 (0.6)
Time of IRS In the morning (06:00-12:00) 91 (28.3)
At mid day (12:00-13:00) 114 (35.4)
Afternoon (13:00-18:00) 104 (32.3)
Any time (06:00am-18:00) 13 (4.0)
Wall plastered since last IRS (n = 316) Yes 29 (9.4)
  No 279 (90.6)