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Table 1 Factors associated with children less than 5 years old sleeping under a bed net before, during, and after the national LLIN distribution campaign in Bo, Sierra Leone

From: Child bed net use before, during, and after a bed net distribution campaign in Bo, Sierra Leone

Category Characteristic Proportion of children with characteristic % with characteristic reported to have slept under a bed net last night P-value for difference in bed net use pre- to post-campaign
Pre-campaign Mid-campaign Post-campaign
Total 100.0 38.7 21.8 75.3 <0.001
Demographics Child’s age (months) 0–11 20.0 42.3 26.5 74.5 <0.001
12–23 17.7 38.6 18.3 76.2 <0.001
24–35 20.3 37.2 25.7 75.8 <0.001
36–47 21.9 40.3 14.1 76.4 <0.001
48–59 20.0 34.6 24.7 73.6 <0.001
Child’s sex Female 51.1 40.2 19.9 76.0 <0.001
Male 48.9 37.1 23.8 74.7 <0.001
Housing construction and utilities Primary residential building material Concrete blocks 33.6 41.9 24.0 78.6 <0.001
Mud blocks or mud/sticks 66.4 37.7 19.2 73.1 <0.001
Primary residential flooring material Concrete or tile 85.6 38.3 21.8 77.2 <0.001
Mud 14.4 40.9 19.2 55.6 0.010
Electricity in the home Yes 45.7 38.1 24.1 78.1 <0.001
No 54.3 39.2 10.5 73.1 <0.001
Approximate distance from drinking water source <50 m 45.4 41.9 25.9 76.9 <0.001
≥50 m 54.6 40.2 19.7 71.9 <0.001
Household health behaviour Household treats drinking water with chemicals or filters it Yes 64.9 46.4 23.7 73.6 <0.001
No 35.1 34.2 15.8 84.5 <0.001
Child reported to have had measles vaccine Yes 88.8 38.6 22.6 78.5 <0.001
No 11.2 39.0 25.0 69.4 <0.001
Child’s birthplace Healthcare facility 79.2 42.2 22.3 74.0 <0.001
Home 20.8 32.0 20.5 91.7 <0.001
  1. Italicized text indicates statistically significant results (p < 0.05)