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Table 1 Characteristics of households, household residents, and bednets

From: LLIN Evaluation in Uganda Project (LLINEUP): factors associated with ownership and use of long-lasting insecticidal nets in Uganda: a cross-sectional survey of 48 districts

Variable Categories n (%)
Characteristics at the level of the households (N = 5196)
 Region of the country North East 350 (6.7%)
Mid-East 750 (14.4%)
East Central 800 (15.4%)
Mid-Western 1448 (27.9%)
South Western 1848 (35.6%)
 Months since last Universal Coverage Campaign 29–37 3286 (63.2%)
38–41 1260 (24.3%)
42–53 650 (12.5%)
 Wealth index Poorest 1738 (33.5%)
Middle 1727 (33.2%)
Least poor 1731 (33.3%)
 House typea Traditional 3796 (73.1%)
Modern 1400 (26.9%)
 Estimated distance to nearest health facility ≥ 3 km 2441 (47.1%)
< 3 km 2744 (52.9%)
 Number of residents in household 2–4 1769 (34.1%)
5–6 1872 (36.0%)
≥ 7 1555 (29.9%)
 Number of residents per sleeping space ≥ 3 residents 2382 (45.9%)
< 3 residents 2813 (54.2%)
 At least one resident < 5 years old No 1254 (24.1%)
Yes 3942 (75.9%)
 Age of head of household (years) < 30 907 (17.5%)
30–39 1641 (31.6%)
40–49 1280 (24.6%)
≥ 50 1368 (26.3%)
 Gender of head of household Male 4041 (77.8%)
Female 1155 (22.2%)
Characteristics at the level of the household residents (N = 29,627)
 Age in years < 5 5948 (20.1%)
5–15 10,458 (35.3%)
> 15 13,221 (44.6%)
 Gender Male 14,029 (47.4%)
Female 15,598 (52.7%)
 Relationship to head of household Head of household 5196 (17.5%)
First degree relative 20,958 (70.7%)
Second degree relative/unrelated 3473 (11.7%)
 Lives in a household with adequate number of LLINsb No 25,258 (85.3%)
Yes 4369 (14.8%)
Characteristics at the level of each bednet identified (N = 6980)
 Where bednet was obtained Government campaign 4207 (60.3%)
Public health facility 1655 (23.7%)
Private sector, church, friend/relative 1088 (15.6%)
Unknown 30 (0.4%)
 Whether bednet was purchased or not Free 6129 (87.8%)
Purchased 843 (12.1%)
Unknown 8 (0.1%)
 How long since bednet was obtained (months) ≤ 12 1144 (16.4%)
13–24 1104 (15.8%)
25–36 901 (12.9%)
> 36 3759 (53.9%)
Unknown 72 (1.0%)
 Type of bednet LLIN 6524 (93.5%)
Untreated net 456 (6.5%)
 Brand of LLIN PermaNet 2.0 3598 (55.2%)
Brand not specified 1109 (17.0%)
Olyset net 636 (9.8%)
DAWA net 525 (8.1%)
PermaNet 3.0 196 (3.0%)
Olyset plus 120 (1.8%)
Other brand 119 (1.8%)
Royal Sentry Net 117 (1.8%)
Duranet 104 (1.6%)
  1. aModern houses were defined as those with a cement, wood or metal wall, tiled or metal roof and closed eaves; all other houses were defined as traditional
  2. bAt least one LLIN for every two people