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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population and houses by areas (intervention hills, control hills) and by zones

From: Vector control in a malaria epidemic occurring within a complex emergency situation in Burundi: a case study

  Zone 1 Zone 2
Intervention hills Control hills Intervention hills Control hills
Study population n = 85 n = 85 n = 85 n = 85
Median age in year (percentile 25 – percentile 75) 19 (9–38) 20 (9–40) 18 (7–32) 20 (7–37)
Proportion of women 58.8% a 58.8%a 62.4%a 52.9%a
At least one malaria attack during the last 2 months 74.1%a 81.2%a 35.3%b 38.8%b
At least one malaria treatment the last 2 months 52.9%a 64.7%a 7.1%b 8.2%b
Houses n = 85 n = 85 n = 85 n = 85
Traditional houses1 92.9%a 90.6%a 95.3%a 95.3%a
Roof made of thatch 56.4%a 69.4%a 49.4%a 41.1%a
Open eaves 42.4%ac 52.9% a 29.4%bc 20.0%b
Animals inside 37.6%a 42.4%a 68.2%b 67.1%b
Houses near the marsh2 28.2%a 29.4% a 47.1% ab 57.6%b
  1. 1 Walls make with mud bricks or mud, 2 Houses within 500 meters
  2. Results on the same line with identical subscript letter are not significantly different