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Table 2 Knowledge of mothers/care givers of under five children about long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) (N = 1008)

From: Caregivers’ knowledge and utilization of long-lasting insecticidal nets among under-five children in Osun State, Southwest, Nigeria

Variables Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Ever heard about LLINs
 Yes 1008 100.0
 No 0 0.0
What is a LLIN
 Correct meaning 1008 100.0
 Incorrect meaning 0 0.0
Advantages of LLINs that you knowa
 Protect against mosquito bite 1008 100.0
 Protect against malaria infection 1008 100.0
 Protect against other insect bite 1006 99.8
People who sleep under LLINs are protected against mosquito bite, thereby prevent malaria infection in them
 Yes 1008 100.0
 No 0 0
Some people who sleep under a LLINs can still have malaria
 Yes 846 83.9
 No 162 16.1
LLINs protect a person from malaria infection for some years if used consistently
 Yes 886 87.9
 No 122 12.1
Dead mosquitoes on the ground are a good way to tell that your bed net is still effective
 Yes 887 88.0
 No 121 121
LLINs only prevent mosquito bites when used with certain types of beds
 Yes 31 3.1
 No 977 96.9
More expensive bed nets are more effective than less expensive or free bed nets
 Yes 15 1.5
 No 995 98.5
Knowledge categories
 Good knowledge 767 76.1
 Poor knowledge 241 23.9
 Mean knowledge score 5.79 ± 1.6  
  1. aMultiple response