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Table 1 Experimental huts results against Zenet wild free flying An. funestus (number entering, proportions deterred, exiting, blood feeding, blood feeding inhibition and personal protection)

From: Bio-efficacy and wash resistance of MAGNet long-lasting insecticidal net against wild populations of Anopheles funestus in experimental huts in Muheza, Tanzania

  Untreated net MagNet LN DuraNet LN MagNet LN DuraNet LN Interceptor
Number of washes 0 Unwashed Unwashed 20 20 Unwashed
Total females caught 182 202 288 180 190 171
 Geometric mean females caught/night (95% C.I.) 3.4 (0.4–6.4) 3.8 (0.6–7) 6.2 (2.7–8.7) 4.1 (1.8–6.3) 3.7 (0.5–6.9) 3.5 (0.5–6.5)
 % deterrence a 0a 0a 1.1a 0a 6a
Total females in verandah and exit traps 72 144 220 134 149 105
 % exophily (95% C.I.) 39.6a (32.5–46.7) 71.3b (65.1–77.5) 76.4b (71.5–81.3) 74.4b (68.1–80.8) 78.4b (72.6–84.3) 61.4e (54.1–68.7)
Total females blood fed 36 45 34 15 28 43
 % blood fed (95% C.I.) 19.8abc (14–25.6) 22.3b (16.5–28) 11.8c (8.1–15.5) 8.3d (4.3–12.4) 14.7abc (9.7–19.8) 25.1ab (18.6–31.6)
 % blood feeding inhibition 0.0 40.4 58.1 2.6 0
 % personal protection a 0a 5.5a 58.3b 22.2ab 0a
Total females died 12 12 12 11 21 14
 % mortality (95% C.I.) 6.6a (3–10.2) 5.9a (2.7–9.2) 4.2a (1.9–6.5) 6.1a (2.6–9.6) 11.1a (6.6–15.5) 8.2a (4.1–12.3)
 % mortality corrected for control a 0a 0a 0a 4.8a (0–9.5) 1.7a (0–5.7)
 % overall killing effect a 0a 0a 0a 4.9a 1a
  1. Numbers in the same row sharing a letter superscript do not differ significantly (p > 0.05)