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Table 5 Effective usage of mosquito nets and the condition of these LLINs

From: Assessing the effective use of mosquito nets in the prevention of malaria in some parts of Mezam division, Northwest Region Cameroon

  Condition of LLINs X2 P value
Very good N (%) Ok N (%) Poor N (%) Total N (%)
Effective use means Pulling net down over bed before sleeping 179 (68.6) 52 (19.9) 30 (11.5) 261 (50.2) 6.28 0.39
Net well fitted on bed in the evening 124 (78.5) 26 (16.5) 8 (5.1) 158 (30.4) 6.06 0.108
Net putt permanently over the bed 39 (66.1) 15 (25.4) 5 (8.5) 59 (11.4) 14.77 0.022
Net free from holes and fitted correctly over bed within the right hours 32 (76.2) 10 (23.8) 0 (0%) 42 (8.1) 2.25 0.324
Total 374 (71.9) 103 (19.8) 43 (8.3) 520 (93.5)   
Age of LLINs (years) 1 240 (58.5) 16 (15.5) 0 (0%) 256 (46.0) 17.1 0.009
2 130 (31.7) 26 (25.2) 5 (11.6) 161 (28.9) 51.35 0.000
3 36 (8.1) 35 (33.9) 7 (16.3) 78 (14) 100.5 0.000
4 4 (0.01) 26 (25.2) 31 (72.1) 61 (10.9) 37.69 0.000
Total 410 (73.7) 103 (18.5) 43 (7.7) 556 (100)   
How often LLINs is washed None 318 (91.1) 28 (8.0) 3 (0.85) 349 (62.8) 10.79 0.095
Once 66 (67.4) 28 (28.5) 4 (4.1) 98 (17.6) 9.97 0.126
Twice 23 (29.5) 43 (55.1) 10 (12.8) 78 (14) 20.81 0.002
Often 3 (9.1) 4 (12.1) 26 (78.8) 33 (5.9) 18.07 0.006
Total   410 (73.7) 103 (18.5) 43 (7.7) 556 (100)