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Table 1 Exposure to messages on net care and repair; percent distribution of level of exposure to messages at endline

From: Impact of a behaviour change communication programme on net durability in eastern Uganda

  Comparison Intervention P valueπ
N = 445 N = 425
Source of messagesa
 Radio 82.2 81.1 0.780
 Television 3.2 2.1 0.499
 Village health worker 38.2 51.3 0.043
 Health (facility) worker 23.1 36.8 0.051
 Community leader 7.4 34.2 <0.001
 Church or mosque 1.0 42.5 0.001
 Family or friend 7.6 19.8 0.004
 Poster or banner 0.0 14.2 0.022
 Students 0.0 14.3 0.007
 Teacher 0.5 2.9 0.065
 Community event 5.5 20.6 0.001
Messages most remembereda
 Handle net carefully 57.9 62.1 0.538
 Keep net away from fire/flame 8.7 18.6 0.010
 Repair holes early 36.6 75.3 <0.001
 Frequency of washing 24.3 12.9 0.011
 Avoid bleach for washing 29.2 55.5 <0.001
 Dry net in shade 36.0 55.9 0.003
 Take care net prevent malaria 26.5 35.9 0.093
 Inspect net for holes 4.3 17.3 <0.001
 Keep net away from rats 14.8 15.7 0.833
 Take care net to make last longer 15.7 17.5 0.653
 Roll up/tie up when not in use 11.8 39.5 <0.001
 Silent nights, Happy days: care, repair, protect 1.1 25.1 <0.001
 LLIN national campaign (“Protect yourself from malaria, use a net every day”) 16.2 18.9 0.567
 Other 19.3 9.3 0.031
  1. πP values are shown for endline comparisons between district
  2. aOnly among those who heard messages on net care and repair