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Table 4 Characteristics of the households

From: Household clustering of asymptomatic malaria infections in Xepon district, Savannakhet province, Lao PDR

Characteristics Total (n = 236) Households with at least one positive participant (n = 40) Households without a positive participant (n = 196)
n % n % n %
Possession of bed net
 Yes 211 89.4 35 89.7 176 89.3
 No 4 1.7 0 0.0 4 2.0
 Unknown 21 8.9 4 10.3 17 8.6
Person-per-net ratio
 ≤2.5 125 53.0 23 57.5 102 52.0
 >2.5 and <4.0 50 21.2 9 22.5 41 20.9
 ≥4.0 or no net 39 16.5 4 10.0 35 17.9
 Unknown 22 9.3 4 10.0 18 9.2
Number of members
 <5 57 24.2 8 20.0 49 25.0
 5–7 104 44.1 17 42.5 87 44.4
 ≥8 75 31.8 15 37.5 60 30.6
Mean (standard deviation) 6.5 (2.8) 6.8 (2.5) 6.4 (2.9)