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Table 2 Percent distribution of knowledge about net care and repair at endline

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

  Endline P valueπ
Comparison N = 445 Intervention N = 425
How can people take care of their nets?a
 Handle nets with care 28.3 39.9 0.059
 Keep away from flame or fire 17.6 16.6 0.800
 Keep away from rats 11.4 21.3 0.007
 Keep away from children 15.5 29.3 0.003
 Roll up or tie up when not in use 51.1 57.0 0.215
 Wash nets less often 31.9 16.7 0.001
 Wash nets with ordinary soap 73.9 62.0 0.014
 Dry nets in shade 52.7 61.2 0.080
 Repair holes 10.3 58.5 <0.001
What is the recommended way to repair a net?a
 Repair holes immediately 6.2 21.8 <0.001
 Sew 64.6 79.8 0.007
 Tie 29.4 41.9 0.020
 Patch 2.2 13.1 <0.001
 Do not know 16.5 0.3 <0.001
Composite attitude index
 Poor/average attitude 60.5 37.3 <0.001
 Positive attitude 29.5 30.9
 Very positive attitude 10.0 31.8
  1. πP values compare responses between districts for endline only
  2. aAnswers mentioned <10 % and “Other” not included