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Table 2 Characteristics of breeding habitats, proportions of mosquito/vector breeding and access for vector surveillance

From: Socio-demographic and household attributes may not necessarily influence malaria: evidence from a cross sectional study of households in an urban slum setting of Chennai, India

Breeding habitats Total number of habitats (n) Number of habitats with vector immatures (%) Number of habitats with any mosquito breeding (%) Number of unapproachable habitats (%)
OHT (cement) 457 79 (17.29) 81 (17.72) 23 (5.03)
OHT (synthetic/fibre tanks) 414 20 (4.83) 22 (5.31) 91 (21.98)
Well 38 13 (34.21) 19 (50) 1 (2.63)
Stored water containersa 49 1 (2.04) 23 (46.94) 1 (2.04)
Sumps/underground tanks 17 1 (5.88) 1 (5.88) 0
Cisternsb 158 5 (3.16) 27 (17.09) 3 (1.9)
Inside tank (IST) 4 0 0 (0) 0
  1. aPlastic pots, plastic containers, mud pots etc
  2. bTransient breeding habitats like barrels or drums