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Table 2 Mosquito net assessment findings by In-Depth Interview participant groups and village

From: ‘For the poor, sleep is leisure’: understanding perceptions, barriers and motivators to mosquito net care and repair in southern Tanzania

Village/participant group Net type Number of holes Hole sizesa Hole locationb Repairc Categoryd
Kilimahewa (peri-urban)
 Man LLIN 3 3 × “Size 1” Bottom 0 Good
 Man LLIN 3 3 × “Size 1” Bottom 0 Good
 Man LLIN 36 17 × “Size 1”, 19 × “Size 2” Top, bottom, roof 5 Damaged
 Man Unknown 31 16 × “Size 1”, 14 × “Size 2”, 1 × “Size 3” Top, bottom 1 Damaged
 Man Untreated 3 3 × “Size 1” Bottom 0 Good
 Woman LLIN 9 8 × “Size 1”, 1 × “Size 2” Top, bottom 0 Good
 Woman LLIN 1 1 × “Size 2” Bottom 0 Good
 Woman LLIN 1 1 × “Size 1” Top 0 Good
 Woman LLIN 7 6 × “Size 1”, 1 × “Size 2” Bottom 2 Good
 Woman LLIN 21 19 × “Size 1”, 2 × “Size 2” Top, bottom 0 Damaged
 Woman with under 5 Unknown 106 98 × “Size 1”, 8 × “Size 2” Top, bottom, roof 2 Damaged
 Woman with under 5 Untreated 4 2 × “Size 1”, 2 × “Size 2” Bottom 0 Good
 Woman with under 5 LLIN 2 2 × “Size 1” Top, bottom 0 Good
 Woman with under 5 LLIN 13 2 × “Size 1”, 10 × “Size 2”, 1 × “Size 3” Bottom 0 Damaged
 Woman with under 5 LLIN 4 1 × “Size 1”, 3 × “Size 2” Top, bottom 2 Damaged
Makanjiro (rural)
 Man LLIN 4 2 × “Size 2”, 1 × “Size 3”, 1 × “Size 4” Top, bottom 0 Too torn
 Man LLIN 12 12 × “Size 1” Bottom 0 Good
 Man LLIN 21 8 × “Size 1”, 13 × “Size 2” Bottom 5 Damaged
 Man LLIN 2 2 × “Size 1” Bottom 1 Good
 Man LLIN 4 1 × “Size 1”, 1 × “Size 2”, 2 × “Size 3” Top, bottom 0 Damaged
 Woman LLIN 0   0 Good
 Woman LLIN 0   0 Good
  1. aHole size categories based on the WHO guidelines [10]: “Size 1”: smaller than a thumb (0.5–2 cm), “Size 2”: larger than a thumb but smaller than a fist (2–10 cm), “Size 3”: larger than a fist but smaller than a head (10–25 cm) and “Size 4”: larger than a head (> 25 cm)
  2. bEach side panel split into top half and bottom half
  3. cNumber of holes repaired on the net. Type of repair varied as per Fig. 3 including sewing and knotting
  4. dPhysical damage categories based on total hole surface area [10]: Good: < 79 cm2, Damaged: 80–789 cm2 and Too Torn: > 790 cm2