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Table 3 Results of the household survey

From: Insecticide-treated net use before and after mass distribution in a fishing community along Lake Victoria, Kenya: successes and unavoidable pitfalls

Characteristic Classification No. Percent
Eaves Covered 369 11%
  Open 2,908 89%
Ceiling net present Yes 705 34%
  No 1,342 66%
Home was sprayed in the last year (IRS) Yes 2,060 78%
  No 587 22%
Use of ITNs for purposes other than malaria prevention Yes 137 5%
  No 2,612 95%
Responded that the purpose of an ITN is to prevent malaria Yes 481 17%
  No 2,324 83%
Responded that the purpose of an ITN is to prevent mosquitoes from biting Yes 2,421 86%
  No 384 14%
Husband education Never 90 5%
  Primary 1,299 68%
  Secondary 326 17%
  College 197 10%
Husband occupation Fishing 850 43%
  Farmer 361 18%
  Merchant 294 15%
  Other 208 10%
  Teacher 182 9%
  None 104 5%
  Government 1 0%
Wife education Never 393 15%
  Primary 1,866 73%
  Secondary 217 9%
  College 70 3%
Wife occupation Merchant 1,034 43%
  None 877 36%
  Farmer 319 13%
  Other 96 4%
  Teacher 62 3%
  Fishing 17 1%