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Table 2 Comparisons of the mean number of females of mosquito species caught per night by HLC, MET-LH, MET-LC relative to reference mosquito electrocuting trap (MET-SH)

From: Mosquito electrocuting traps for directly measuring biting rates and host-preferences of Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles funestus outdoors

Capture Method Mean catch RR [95% CI] P value
Anopheles arabiensis
 HLC 5.94 0.93 [0.88, 0.99] 0.049
 MET-SH 6.33 1a NA
 MET-LH 17.17 2.71 [2.57, 2.85] < 0.001
 MET-LC 16.80 2.65 [2.52, 2.79] < 0.001
Anopheles funestus s.s.
 HLC 4.42 0.53 [0.42, 0.68] < 0.001
 MET-SH 8.26 1a NA
 MET-LH 9.84 1.19 [0.99, 1.42] 0.053
 MET-LC 3.19 0.38 [0.31, 0.48] < 0.001
Anopheles rivulorum
 HLC 2.03 1.48 [0.97, 2.25] 0.069
 MET-SH 1.38 1a NA
 MET-LH 1.38 1.00 [0.65, 1.53] 0.996
 MET-LC 3.58 2.61 [1.81, 3.75] < 0.001
Anopheles funestus s.l.
 HLC 1.23 0.49 [0.43, 0.57] < 0.001
 MET-SH 9.37 1a NA
 MET-LH 16.97 1.81 [1.64, 2.01] < 0.001
 MET-LC 11.11 1.19 [1.06, 1.32] 0.003
  1. Results are based on 20 nights of collection with each trap type
  2. RR relative rate, CI confidence interval, NA not applicable because it is a reference capture method
  3. aReference value