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Table 5 Influence factors on intactness of bed nets in Kachin Special Region II, northeastern Myanmar

From: Coverage, use and maintenance of bed nets and related influence factors in Kachin Special Region II, northeastern Myanmar

  No. households (%,95 % CIa) No. bed nets with Mean calibrated hole index Variance F -value P -value
No holes Finger-sized holesaa Hand-sized holesaa Head-sized holesaa
House roofa
Thatch 563 (84.3, 81.3–87.0) 1232 100 58 53 2.79 133.57   
Others 105 (15.7, 13.0–18.7) 228 19 11 13 1.53 13.60 1.23 0.2671
Number of chickens and ducksa
<3 106 (15.9, 13.2–18.9) 234 17 12 12 3.48 68.51   
≥3 562 (84.1, 81.1–86.8) 1226 102 57 54 2.43 124.57 0.85 0.3562
Indoor abundance of micea
Few 209 (31.3, 27.8–35.0) 457 37 20 21 1.42 38.41   
common 459 (68.7, 65.0–72.2) 1003 82 49 45 3.13 149.86 3.67 0.0559
Willingness for mending bed nets (n = 548)
Yes 479 (87.4, 84.3–90.1) 1046 85 48 47 1.30 119.39   
No 69 (12.6, 10.0–15.5) 150 12 8 7 5.38 158.18 8.09 0.0046
  1. aNumber of households = 668 unless otherwise indicated; aaThere was at least one indicated size hole a net that might have other smaller holes too; 95 % CI 95 % confidence interval