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Table 3 The proportion of respondents who cited different reasons for installing and/or renting a house with a ceiling

From: Window screening, ceilings and closed eaves as sustainable ways to control malaria in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Reason Importance of reason Total Citations
  Most Second Most Third Most Fourth Most  
  % (n) % (n) % (n) % (n) % (n)
Prevents entry of mosquitoes 31.6 (72) 22.5 (34) 17.1(15) 14.6(6) 25.0 (127)
Keeps the house cool 21.1 (48) 19.8 (30) 21.6 (19) 34.2 (14) 21.9 (111)
Its fashionable 12.3 (28) 28.5 (43) 37.5 (33) 19.5 (8) 22.0 (112)
Its durable 15.4 (35) 15.2 (23) 4.5 (4) 14.6 (6) 13.4 (68)
Prevents entry of dust 3.1 (7) 2.0 (3) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 2.0 (10)
Prevents entry of other insects 0.8 (2) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.4 (2)
Prevents people from contracting malaria 0.8 (2) 6.0 (9) 8.0 (7) 9.8 (4) 4.3 (22)
Reduces noise from outside 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 4.5 (4) 4.9 (2) 1.2 (6)
Its affordable 14.9 (34) 6.0 (9) 6.8 (6) 2.4 (1) 9.8 (50)
Total 100.0 (228) 100.0 (151) 100.0 (88) 100.0 (41) 100.0 (508)