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Table 2 Household characteristics of study sample by site

From: Bed net care practices and associated factors in western Kenya

  Highlands (643 households) N (%) Lowlands (574 households) N (%)
People in household
 1–3 241 (37.5) 382 (66.6)
 4–6 296 (46.0) 169 (29.4)
 ≥ 7 106 (16.5) 23 (4.0)
Sleeping structures in household
 1 453 (70.5) 516 (89.9)
 2 157 (24.4) 50 (8.7)
 3 27 (4.2) 7 (1.3)
 4 5 (0.8) 1 (0.2)
 5 1 (0.2) 0
Nets per household
 0 203 (31.6) 11 (1.9)
 1 167 (26.0) 318 (55.4)
 2 154 (24.0) 185 (32.2)
 3 86 (13.4) 45 (7.8)
 4 28 (4.4) 14 (2.4)
 ≥ 5 5 (0.8) 1 (0.2)
Education of the female household head
 None 55 (8.6) 22 (3.8)
 Some primary 261 (40.6) 200 (34.8)
 Completed primary 152 (23.6) 190 (33.1)
 Some secondary 66 (10.3) 57 (9.9)
 Completed secondary 30 (4.7) 39 (6.8)
 Any tertiary 20 (3.1) 8 (1.4)
 No female household head 42 (6.5) 50 (8.7)