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Table 1 Nets use and net sources among rural children in four districts in Kenya, 2004

From: Wealth, mother's education and physical access as determinants of retail sector net use in rural Kenya

  Bondo Greater Kisii Kwale Makueni Total
Number of children seen (a) 793 934 1,283 745 3,755
Children who slept under a net (%) 146 (18.4) 95 (10.1) 237 (18.5) 84 (11.3) 562 (15.0)
Source of nets      
Retail outlets (%) 70 (47.9) 62 (65.3) 119 (50.2) 76 (90.5) 327 (58.2)
Other (%) (b)*      
   NGO/MOH Community pharmacy 5 (3.4) 26 (27.4) 51 (21.5) 1 (1.2) 83 (14.8)
   MoH ANC health facility 6 (4.1) 4 (4.2) 64 (27.0) 4 (4.8) 78 (13.9)
   Mission health facility 4 (2.7) 3 (3.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 7 (1.3)
   CDC/KEMRI programme 55 (37.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 55 (9.8)
   Net given as a gift 6 (4.1) 0 (0.0) 3 (1.3) 3 (3.6) 12 (2.1)
   Total 76 (52.1) 33 (34.7) 118 (49.8) 8 (9.5) 235 (41.8)
Number of children included in the analysis (%) (a-b) 717 (90.4) 901 (96.5) 1,165 (90.1) 737 (98.9) 3,520 (93.7)
Net treatment      
   Total nets treated (%) † 95 (65.1) 53 (55.8) 98 (41.4) 25 (29.8) 271 (82.9)
   Total retail sector nets treated (%)‡ 32 (45.7) 32 (51.6) 50 (42.0) 22 (28.9) 136 (41.6)
Types of retail sector nets      
   PSI brand (SUPANET®) (%) 48 (68.6) 43 (69.4) 87 (73.1) 46 (60.5) 224 (68.5)
   Other brands (%) ** 22 (31.4) 19 (30.6) 32 (26.9) 30 (39.5) 103 (31.5)
  1. * Children who slept under nets from these sources were eventually excluded from the analysis since the outcome measure was children's use of retail nets with reference to those who didn't use nets at all.
  2. ** Other brands include: Aggrevo; Magic Marble; Nettee; Didi's net; Western Kenya net; Mmbu net, Globe; DawaNet; 1CDC/KEMRI net; Ziggy's; Top; Xpress; 1st Choice; Flag; Impact; Kingganet; or unbranded
  3. † Percentages represent proportion of children who slept under nets treated in the six months prior to the survey out of all those who slept under a net the night before the interview
  4. ‡ Percentages represent the proportion of children who slept under nets purchased from the retail sector and treated in the six months prior to the survey out of all those who slept under retail nets the night before the interview
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