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Table 1 Survey parameters of select demographic and ITN coverage indicators for the Eritrean Demographic and Health Survey (2002) and the Bednet Survey (2003)

From: Interpreting household survey data intended to measure insecticide-treated bednet coverage: results from two surveys in Eritrea

Indicator Survey Sample size Proportion (unweighted) Proportion (weighted) Standard error Design effect Relative standard error (%)*
Proportion households with at least 1 child ≤ 5 years old EDHS 3,138 0.5102 0.5063 0.0114 1.27 2.2
  Bednet Survey 1,559 0.5710 0.5745 0.0153 1.17 2.6
Proportion households with ≥ 4 members EDHS 3,138 0.6673 0.6598 0.0117 1.39 1.8
  Bednet Survey 1,559 0.6459 0.6469 0.0152 1.25 2.3
Proportion households respondent Muslim DHS 2,832 0.6207 0.6199 0.0381 4.18 6.2
  Bednet Survey 1,559 0.6421 0.6385 0.0570 4.69 8.9
Proportion household respondents Tigrinya DHS 3,138 0.2954 0.3059 0.0364 4.46 11.9
  Bednet Survey 1,559 0.2348 0.2433 0.0491 4.57 20.2
Proportion households with at least 1 bednet EDHS 3,138 0.4783 0.4982 0.0246 2.76 4.9
  Bednet Survey 1,559 0.9268 0.9265 0.0153 2.31 1.6
Proportion households with at least 1 ITN§ EDHS - - - - - -
  Bednet Survey 1,559 0.8287 0.8217 0.0243 2.55 3.0
Proportion children under 5 who slept under ITN previous night§ EDHS 2,089 0.0732 0.0781 0.0107 1.88 13.7
  Bednet Survey 1,488 0.7655 0.7605 0.0314 2.86 4.1
Proportion pregnant women who slept under ITN previous night§ EDHS 279 0.0466 0.0435 0.0163 1.29 37.5
  Bednet Survey 78 0.5256 0.5238 0.0723 1.27 13.8
  1. *Standard error/proportion (weighted)
  2. Proportion Muslim for EDHS based on women of reproductive age; proportion Muslim for Bednet Survey based on household respondent.
  3. No data available on bednet treatment status at household level from EDHS
  4. §Data smoothed for date heaping at 12 months for defining ITN.
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