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Table 1 Description of malaria prevention by different household characteristics

From: Equity in long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual spraying for malaria prevention in a rural South Central Ethiopia

Household characteristics N (%) LLIN n (%) IRS n (%) Both LLIN and IRS n (%) Nothing at all n (%)
Ethnicity
 Oromo 5512 (90.82) 640 (11.61) 4034 (73.19) 497 (9.02) 1335 (24.22)
 Amhara 46 (0.76) 5(10.87) 28 (60.87) 5 (10.87) 18 (39.13)
 Gurage 58 (0.96) 8 (13.79) 47 (81.03) 7 (12.07) 10 (17.24)
 Other ethnicity 453 (7.48) 51 (11.23) 290 (64.02) 48 (10.60) 160 (35.32)
Religion
 Muslim 5199 (85.66) 562 (10.81) 3739 (71.92) 436 (8.39) 1334 (25.66)
 Orthodox christian 709 (11.68) 128 (18.05) 557 (78.56) 112 (15.80) 136 (19.18)
 Protestant christian 149 (2.46) 12 (8.05) 96 (64.43) 8 (5.37) 49 (32.89)
 Other religiona 12 (0.20) 2 (16.67) 7 (58.33) 1 (8.33) 4 (33.33)
Educational status
 Illiterate 3336 (54.95) 334 (10.01) 2584 (77.48) 278 (8.34) 695 (20.84)
 Can read and write only 562 (9.26) 67 (11.92) 421 (74.91) 49 (8.72) 123 (21.89)
 Elementary (1–4) 519 (8.55) 102 (19.65) 342 (65.90) 78 (15.03) 153 (29.48)
 Junior Elementary (5–8) 972 (16.02) 120 (12.33) 636 (65.36) 90 (9.25) 307 (31.55)
 High school (9–12) 513 (8.45) 71 (13.84) 344 (67.06) 52 (10.14) 150 (29.24)
 Above high school 77 (1.30) 9 (11.69) 52 (67.53) 9 (11.69) 25 (32.47)
 NRb 90 (1.47) 1 (1.11) 20 (22.22) 1 (1.11) 70 (77.78)
Wealth quintiles
 Poorest 1214 (20.00) 98 (8.07) 882 (72.65) 77 (6.34) 311 (25.62)
 2nd poorest 1214 (20.00) 112 (9.23) 912 (75.12) 80 (6.59) 270 (22.24)
 Middle 1214 (20.00) 144 (11.86) 916 (75.45) 124 (10.21) 278 (22.90)
 2nd richest 1213 (20.00) 172 (14.18) 851 (70.16) 138 (11.38) 328 (27.04)
 Richest 1214 (20.00) 178 (14.66) 838 (69.03) 138 (11.37) 336 (27.68)
 Overall total 6069 (100.00) 704 (11.60) 4399 (72.48) 557 (9.18) 1523 (25.09)
  1. aOther religion practiced in that area was Wakefeta
  2. bNo response (missing) for educational status question