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Table 2 Distribution of aquatic habitats and anopheline-positive habitats in each land-use and land-cover type and percentage of aquatic habitats being correctly identified.

From: Landscape determinants and remote sensing of anopheline mosquito larval habitats in the western Kenya highlands

  Dry season Rainy season No. aquatic habitats correctly identified in the dry season
Land-cover No. habitat (percent) No. anopheline-positive habitats (percent) No. habitat (percent) No. anopheline-positive habitats (percent) Aerial photos (percent) Landsat (percent) Ikonos (percent)
Farmland 249 (37.0%) 123 (38.9%) 817 (42.7%) 402 (51.5%) 14 (5.6%) 0 (0%) 90 (36.3%)
Forest 55 (8.2%) 19 (6.0%) 107 (5.6%) 21 (2.7%) 2 (3.7%) 0 (0%) 24 (44.6%)
Pasture 87 (12.9%) 52 (16.5%) 481 (25.2%) 237 (30.4%) 20 (23.0%) 0 (0%) 45 (51.7%)
River/streams 133 (19.8%) 62 (19.6%) 87 (4.6%) 19 (2.4%) 26 (19.5%) 0 (0%) 53 (39.8%)
Road 3 (0.4%) 1 (0.3%) 147 (7.7%) 21 (2.7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Shrubs 38 (5.6%) 16 (5.1%) 145 (7.6%) 30 (3.8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 8 (21.1%)
Swamp 108 (16.0%) 43 (13.6%) 127 (6.6%) 50 (6.4%) 16 (14.8%) 0 (0%) 53 (49.1%)
Total 673 (100%) 316 (100%) 1,911 (100%) 780 (100%) 78 (11.6%) 0 (0%) 273 (40.7%)