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TableĀ 4 Night time Activity Categories

From: Measuring and characterizing night time human behaviour as it relates to residual malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa: a review of the published literature

Activity category Population Frequency Timing Location
Routine household activities Common across settings; involves a large segment of the population; household chores most common among adolescent and adult females Daily Evening and early morning Indoors and outdoors within the peri-domestic space
Routine livelihood activities e.g. security Common across settings; most common among adult males Daily All-night Outdoors within the community or beyond
Seasonal livelihood activities e.g. farming Varies by setting Seasonal Early morning and evening or in some cases staying at farm plots for days or weeks Away from home
Large-scale socio-cultural events Common across settings and involves a large segment of the population Variable All-night Outdoors within the community or beyond
Entertainment e.g. bars, watching television Common across settings; most common among adolescent and adult males Daily Evening and late night Outdoors within the community
Travel/visiting Varies by setting Variable All-night Outside of the community; likely indoors
Outdoor sleeping Varies by setting Seasonal Part or all of the night Near the home, in open air spaces