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Table 2 Percent of SAC who use a bed net by demographic and household characteristics (N = 7347)

From: Bed net use among school-aged children after a universal bed net campaign in Malawi

Characteristic Percent of SAC who use a bed net
Rainy ‘12 n = 1048 Dry ‘12 n = 1228 Rainy ‘13 n = 1244 Dry ‘13 n = 1263 Rainy ‘14 n = 1216 Dry ‘14 n = 1348
Sex
 Male 24.0 45.7a 57.7 45.8 49.9 30.9
 Female 24.3 52.6 60.8 45.3 53.9 34.9
Transmission setting
 Urban 26.5c 56.3c 59.3a 57.3c 54.6c 44.0c
 Rural moderate prevalence 15.7 40.4 54.7 33.5 42.3 18.4
 Rural high prevalence 29.3 51 63.7 45.9 58.3 36.2
Age
 5–10 28.2c 53.4c 66.0c 48.8b 56.7c 37.8c
 11–15 17.2 42.3 48.3 40.3 44.4 25.7
Head of household education level
 Never attended 21.9a 44.9a 59.6 38.8c 48.3 28.4c
 Some primary 23.8 51.4 57.1 44.3 50.8 28.5
 Completed primary 23.5 50.0 59.3 44.4 56.5 37.6
 Some secondary or more 35.5 57.6 59.6 59.0 56.5a 46.5
Child under age five in the household
 Yes 27.9c 48.5 60.4 46.0 53.1 32.4
 No 18.2 50.3 57.8 44.9 50.5 33.8
Mean household wealth index
 Lowest 22.8c 45.2c 59.6 41.1c 50.6 26.5c
 Middle 18.4 47.5 57.9 41.7 52.0 24.8
 Highest 36.0 60.9 60.8 56.0 53.2 47.0
Ratio of nets to sleeping spaces
 Less than 1:1 22.8c 33.2c 39.1c 31.53b 33.4c 22.6c
 1:1 or more 75.0 71.5 86.4 70.3 83.6 68.0
Ratio of people in house to nets
 More than three people per net 22.5c 34.4c 37.4c 30.6c 32.4c 27.3c
 Three people per net 65.6 52.4 77.2 62.1 76.7 53.6
 Less than three people per net 77.6 73.5 85.4 71.6 83.3 66.4
Average age of nets in house
 Less than 2 years 40.1a 55.7 69.0a 55.0 63.9 47.2
 Two years or older 49.8 60.6 60.2 50.6 61.2 45.7
Household net characteristics
 Half or less of all nets hanging 33.2c 41.2c 62.2b 45.2c 56.0c 36.2c
 More than half of all nets hanging 52.6 72.3 70.9 63.0 66.9 55.1
Majority of nets from government clinic or hospital 44.5c 53.1a 58.0 49.2 61.0c 44.4c
  1. aIndicates variables which were significantly associated with net use at the 0.05 level in bivariate analysis by season
  2. bIndicates variables which were significantly associated with net use at the 0.01 level in bivariate analysis by season
  3. cIndicates variables which were significantly associated with net use at the 0.001 level in bivariate analysis by season
  4. SAC school-aged children (5–15 years)