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Table 2 Distribution of some of the important variables by years of observation and transmission of malaria in the villages under study, Sistan-va-Baluchestan province, Iran (total number of villages 122)

From: The effects of electricity network development besides routine malaria control measures in an underdeveloped region in the pre-elimination phase

Year Malaria transmission Availability of electricity Indoor residual spraying Precipitations during spring and summer Category of the village with respect to the availability of health servicesa
Not available no. (%) Available no. (%) P value* Not sprayed no. (%) Sprayed no. (%) P value* No rain no. (%) Rain no. (%) P value* Main no. (%) Satellite no. (%) Mobile team no. (%) P value*
2005 Not 9 (50.0) 37 (35.6) 0.295 39 (42.9) 7 (22.6) 0.054 18 (31.0) 28 (43.8) 0.191 9 (36.0) 29 (49.2) 8 (21.1) 0.018
Yes 9 (50.0) 67 (64.4)   52 (57.1) 24 (77.4)   40 (69.0) 36 (56.2)   16 (64.0) 30 (50.8) 30 (78.9)  
2006 Not 13 (86.7) 52 (48.6) 0.006 52 (59.1) 13 (28.2) 0.045 50 (51.0) 15 (62.5) 0.366 9 (36.0) 31 (52.5) 25 (65.8) 0.073
Yes 2 (13.3) 55 (51.4)   36 (40.9) 21 (61.8)   48 (49.0) 9 (37.5)   16 (64.0) 28 (47.5) 13 (34.2)  
2007 Not 7 (53.8) 36 (33.0) 0.217 38 (44.7) 5 (13.5) 0.001 0 (0) 43 (35.2) 5 (20.0) 22 (37.3) 16 (42.1) 0.194
Yes 6 (46.2) 73 (67.0)   47 (55.3) 32 (86.5)   0 (0) 79 (64.8)   20 (80.0) 37 (62.7) 22 (57.9)  
2008 Not 4 (80.0) 55 (47.0) 0.196 52 (58.4) 7 (21.2) 0.000 59 (48.4) 0 (0) 11 (44.0) 26 (44.1) 22 (57.9) 0.360
Yes 1 (20.0) 62 (53.0)   37 (41.6) 26 (78.8)   63 (51.6) 0 (0)   14 (56.0) 33 (55.9) 16 (42.1)  
2009 Not 1 (33.3) 62 (52.1) 0.610 45 (60.8) 18 (37.5) 0.016 51 (52.0) 12 (50.0) 1.000 14 (56.0) 32 (54.2) 17 (44.7) 0.575
Yes 2 (66.7) 57 (47.9)   29 (39.2) 30 (62.5)   47 (48.0) 12 (50.0)   11 (44.0) 27 (45.8) 21 (55.3)  
  1. * Two-sided Fisher exact test
  2. aFor a description about the categories (main village; satellite village and mobile team villages) please refer to “Methods” section