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Table 2 Reported reasons for preferring either Olyset nets or polyester nets in a direct comparison. 100 respondents, but not all gave answers for all reasons.

From: Evaluation of Olyset™ insecticide-treated nets distributed seven years previously in Tanzania

Type of net (size) Olyset (1.1 × 1.8 × 1.5 m) Green polyester (1.2 × 1.8 × 1.8 m) White/blue polyester (1.5 × 1.8 × 1.8 m)
Reason for preference    
Durability 48 3 1
Colour 0 27 6
Mesh size smaller 0 20 6
To have a new net 0 7 0
Insecticide kills more mosquitoes 1 0 0
Net is larger 0 3 0
Insecticide strong/lasts longer 8 0 0
Material feels better 3 3 0