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Table 1 Characteristics of the study participants

From: Role of individual perceptions in the consistent use of malaria preventive measures: mixed methods evidence from rural Rwanda

Variables Variable categories n (%)
Gender Male 304 (41)
Female 438 (59)
Education None 247 (33.3)
Incomplete primary 248 (33.4)
Complete primary 183 (24.7)
Incomplete secondary 32 (4.3)
Complete secondary 28 (3.8)
Tertiary 4 (.5)
Occupation Farmer 583 (78.6)
Public servant 5 (.7)
Self-employed 40 (5.4)
Private servant 15 (2)
Student 5 (.7)
Unemployed 94 (12.7)
Age Mean (SD) 43.3 (14.8)
N of HH members Mean (SD) 4.9 (2.2)
N of sleeping rooms Mean (SD) 2.5 (1.1)
N of beds Mean (SD) 2.2 (1.0)
LLIN ownership No 227 (30.6)
Yes 515 (69.4)
LLIN used last night (among those who own them) No 63 (12.2)
  Yes 452 (87.8)
Household members that use bed net last night Every household member 310 (68.6)
Only adults 70 (15.5)
Only few people (mixture group) 42 (9.3)
Only children 30 (6.6)
N LLINs owned Mean (SD) 2.01 (1.13)
Access (one LLIN per two people) Mean (SD) .47 (.34)
Ever heard about IRS No 56 (7.5)
Yes 686 (92.5)
Presence of stagnant water No 585 (78.8)
Yes 157 (21.2)
Presence of bed bugs No 297 (40)
Yes 445 (60)