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Table 3 Prevalence of perceived norm accuracy about daily mosquito net use among adults in rural Uganda

From: Social norms, misperceptions, and mosquito net use: a population-based, cross-sectional study in rural Uganda

Respondent characteristics Accurate perception:  % who thought that daily mosquito net use was normative in the parish Erroneous perception:  % who thought that daily mosquito net use was not normative in the parish Did not know perception:  % who insisted on not knowing how often people in their parish sleep under a mosquito net
Gender
 Male 67.6 23.8 8.6
 Female 68.9 23.1 8.0
Age (years)
 Under 30  72.0 23.5 4.5
 30–39  70.6 21.8 7.6
 40–49  68.4 21.4 10.2
 50–59  64.9 21.6 13.4
 60–69  61.9 28.9 9.3
 70–79  58.1 25.7 16.2
 80 or more 45.8 28.8 25.4
Marital status
 Married 70.1 22.3 7.6
 Single/divorced/separated 65.8 25.0 9.2
Education
 No education 63.0 21.0 15.9
 Primary 68.0 24.7 7.3
 Secondary 72.1 22.5 5.4
 Postgraduate 70.6 22.9 6.4
Household asset quintile
 Lowest 61.5 24.9 13.6
 2nd 72.8 21.2 6.0
 3rd 68.2 23.9 8.0
 4th 69.5 23.5 7.0
 Highest 68.4 23.8 7.8
Ratio of nets:people in household
 0 nets 55.3 24.3 20.4
  < 0.5 64.6 29.6 5.8
 0.5 to < 1.0 72.3 21.1 6.6
 1.0 or greater 71.7 22.1 6.2
  1. Daily mosquito net use among adults was normative if more than 50% of participants in the parish personally reported sleeping under a mosquito net seven nights per week