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Correction to: Bed nets used to protect against malaria do not last long in a semi-arid area of Ethiopia: a cohort study

Malaria Journal201918:142

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-019-2772-4

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The original article was published in Malaria Journal 2018 17:239

Correction to: Malar J (2018) 17:239 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-018-2391-5

Following publication of the original article [1], the author has flagged errors that affect the scientific content of the article.

The errors concern Table 2 (page 6), Table 5 (page 9) and Table 6 (page 11) of the published article.

Firstly, with concern to Table 2, the errors concern the ‘Totals’ provided in the table. Please find below (the correct version of) the table, with the corrected ‘Totals’ data highlighted in italics:
Table 2

Reasons for loss of long-lasting insecticide nets over a 2-year follow-up period in Ethiopia

Reason for LLIN loss

6 months

12 months

18 months

24 months

Total

n (%)

n (%)

n (%)

n (%)

n (%)

Known outcome of attrition or torn

 Thrown away

102 (40.0)

301 (71.8)

173 (74.9)

62 (70.5)

638 (64.2)

 Used for something else

30 (11.8)

58 (13.8)

28 (12.1)

22 (25.0)

138 (13.9)

 Torn (pHI > 643)

123 (48.2)

60 (14.3)

30 (13.0)

4 (4.5)

217 (21.9)

 Total

255 (100)

419 (100)

231 (100)

88 (100)

993 (100)

Unknown outcome of attrition

 Given away

260 (76.7)

44 (45.8)

11 (20.0)

1 (12.5)

316 (63.5)

 Lost to follow-upa

52 (15.3)

43 (44.8)

26 (47.2)

5 (62.5)

126 (25.3)

 Stolen

8 (2.4)

9 (9.4)

3 (5.5)

2 (25.0)

22 (4.4)

 Unknown reasons

6 (1.8)

0 (0.0)

1 (1.8)

0 (0.0)

7 (1.4)

 Otherb

13 (3.8)

0 (0.0)

14 (25.5)

0 (0.0)

27 (5.4)

 Total

339 (100)

96 (100)

55 (100)

8 (100)

498 (100)

Overall total

594

515

286

96

1491

LLIN long-lasting insecticidal net

aFamily moved to other location, family not at home, refusal to participate

bSold or destroyed by fire

Regarding Tables 5 and 6, the error on the footnotes of the published tables is: “NA not applicable when P < 0.25”.

The footnotes on Tables 5 and 6 should read as: “NA not applicable when P > 0.25”.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
School of Public and Environmental Health, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
(2)
Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
(3)
Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
(4)
Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway
(5)
Centre for International Health, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Reference

  1. Solomon T, Loha E, Deressa W, Balkew M, Gari T, Overgaard HJ, Lindtjørn B. Bed nets used to protect against malaria do not last long in a semi-arid area of Ethiopia: a cohort study. Malar J. 2018;17:239. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-018-2391-5.View ArticlePubMedPubMed CentralGoogle Scholar

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