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Table 5 Average distance between negative and positive larval habitats and the nearest house in the states of Cordoba, Nariño and Valle del Cauca (2011–2012)

From: Larval habitat characteristics of the main malaria vectors in the most endemic regions of Colombia: potential implications for larval control

SITE (n) Sampled larval habitats Positive larval habitats Negative larval habitats df F p value
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Córdoba (172) 56.3 (56.3) 57.2 (52.4) 55.8 (58.7) 1; 170 0.25 0.874
Nariño (221) 20.12 (32.7) 22.7 (35.0) 19.5 (32.3) 1; 219 0.31 0.578
Valle del Cauca (699) 143.2 (183.7) 205.7 (21.9) 136.8 (179.6) 1; 697 5.93 0.015**
  1. ANOVA (α = 0.05)
  2. SD standard deviation, df degrees of freedom
  3. The larval habitats were sampled once in different months of the year
  4. ** Significant p < 0.05