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Table 4 Knowledge and practices regarding long-lasting insecticidal nets in the study population in Rudan County, southeast of Iran

From: Community knowledge and practices regarding malaria and long-lasting insecticidal nets during malaria elimination programme in an endemic area in Iran

Parameters Number Percent
Frequency of bed nets use   
Regular use (Bed net used every night) 74 18.5
Irregular use (Missed using bed net in some time) 233 58.3
Not using 93 23.2
Family members who use bed nets   
All family members 330 82.5
Children 32 8
Father and mother 38 9.5
Bed nets use during night   
All the time at night 173 43.5
Only when sleeping 227 56.5
Reason for use of bet nets   
Prevention of mosquito nuisance 336 84
Prevention of other insects nuisance 34 8.5
Prevention of scorpion stings 22 5.5
Others 8 2
Washing frequency of bed nets   
Once in a month 53 13.2
Once in a six months 179 44.8
Once in a year 148 37
Not washing 20 5
Drying the bed nets   
Dry in the sunlight 368 92
Dry in the shade 32 8