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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of ITN users in six cross-sectional surveys, Malawi 2012–2014

From: Net age, but not integrity, may be associated with decreased protection against Plasmodium falciparum infection in southern Malawi

Characteristic ITN users with test results (N = 9646)
n (%)
P. falciparum (PCR result)
 Positive 1460 (15)
 Negative 8186 (85)
 Missing 0 (0)
Sex
 Male 3582 (37)
 Female 6041 (63)
 Missing 23 (0)
Age
 0–5 years 2128 (22)
 5–15 years 2777 (29)
 > 15 years 4709 (49)
Unknown 32 (0)
 ITN age
 0–2 years 6558 (68)
 2+ years 3088 (32)
ITN integrity
 Good 4300 (45)
 Fair 2522 (26)
 Poor 1723 (18)
 Very poor 1101 (11)
Persons sharing an ITN
 1 or 2 4293 (45)
 3 3788 (39)
 4+ 1565 (16)
Eaves
 Open 2379 (25)
 Closed 7264 (75)
 Missing 3 (0)
Community infection prevalence
 < 6% 1888 (20)
 6–9% 4632 (48)
 > 9% 3126 (32)