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Table 1 Summary of potential and anopheline larval positive breeding sites in the irrigated and non-irrigated study villages in the Ziway area, Ethiopia, between November 2009 and October 2010

From: Increased malaria transmission around irrigation schemes in Ethiopia and the potential of canal water management for malaria vector control

Type of larval habitat Irrigated villages Non-irrigated villages
No potential breeding habitats (%) No positive breeding sites (%) Percentage of positive breeding sites No potential breeding sites (%) No positive breeding sites (%) Percentage of positive breeding sites
Brick-making pits 20 (6.7) 9 (5.6) 45.0% 56 (39.2) 21 (46.7) 37.5%
Rain pools 41 (13.8) 20 (12.5) 48.8% 87 (60.8) 24 (53.3) 27.6%
Non-functioning canal pools 22 (7.4) 10 (6.3) 54.4% -# -  
Leakage pools from irrigation canals 55 (18.5) 25 (15.6) 45.4% - -  
Agricultural field puddles 160 (53.7) 96 (60.0) 60.0% - -  
Total 298 (100) 160 (100) 53.7% 143 (100) 45 (100) 31.5%
  1. # - these breeding habitats did not exist.