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Table 4 The proportion of respondents who cited different reasons for installing and or renting houses with window screens

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 72.2 (311) 31.6 (62) 17.9 (19) 4.1 (2) 50.5 (394)
Keeps the house cool 0.2 (1) 10.7 (21) 17.9 (19) 25.0 (12) 6.8 (53)
Its fashionable 0.7 (3) 11.2 (22) 18.9 (20) 18.8 (9) 6.9 (54)
Its durable 10.3 (44) 17.9 (35) 15.1 (16) 18.8 (9) 13.3 (104)
Prevents entry of dust 0.2 (1) 0.5 (1) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.3 (2)
Prevents entry of other insects 0.2 (1) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.1 (1)
Prevents people from contracting malaria 4.9 (21) 16.3 (32) 12.3 (13) 20.8 (10) 9.7 (76)
It enhances security 0.2 (1) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.1 (1)
Reduces noise from outside 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0) 0.0 (0)
Its affordable 11.1 (48) 11.8 (23) 17.9 (19) 12.5 (6) 12.3 (96)
Total 100.0 (431) 100.0 (196) 100.0 (106) 100.0 (48) 100.0 (781)