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Table 2 Source, ownership and use of 1573 nets reported by 978 households with at least one net, including those used for an alternative purpose

From: Free versus purchased mosquito net ownership and use in Budondo sub-county, Uganda

Variable Frequency, n (%)
Bed net source
 Soft Power Health Clinic 115 (7.3)
 Government 1214 (77.2)
 Shop/market 206 (13.1)
 Hospital/clinic 23 (1.5)
 NGO 11 (0.7)
 Other 4 (0.3)
Purpose of net use
 For sleeping under 1257 (79.9)
 Alternative use (i.e., not used for sleeping) 316 (20.1)
Material (LLIN status)
 Polyethylene 566 (36.0)
 Polyester 327 (20.8)
 Undetermined 680 (43.2)
Net condition among nets inspected (n = 894)
 Good (< 2 holes of < 2 cm) 579 (64.8)
 Fair (2 to 9 holes of < 2 cm) 165 (18.5)
 Poor (≥ 10 holes of < 2 cm or ≥ 1 large hole of ≥ 2 cm) 149 (16.7)
Hanging status among nets inspected (n = 894)
 Number of nets hanging correctly 783 (87.6)
 Number of nets hanging but not correctly 7 (0.8)
 Number of nets not hanging 104 (11.6)