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

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

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
  1. LLIN long-lasting insecticidal net
  2. aFamily moved to other location, family not at home, refusal to participate
  3. bSold or destroyed by fire