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Table 1 Malaria prevalence by RDT and ITN coverage in the study regions

From: An observational analysis of the impact of indoor residual spraying in Northern, Upper East, and Upper West Regions of Ghana: 2014 through 2017

  Northern Region Upper East Region Upper West Region
2014 DHS 2016 MIS 2014 DHS 2016 MIS 2014 DHS 2016 MIS
u5 RDT positive prevalence 60.6% 39.3% 22.7% 25.8% 62.3% 27.8%
HH with at least 1 ITN 71.3% 83.7% 72.8% 93.9% 77.4% 89.7%
ITNs per HH 1.7 2.4 1.5 3.0 1.5 2.1
Used ITN last night (all) 36.0% 50.7% 32.1% 63.2% 37.6% 54.0%
Used ITN last night (u5) 43.2% 61.0% 37.4% 75.5% 54.5% 60.7%
  1. DHS: Demographic and Health Survey; HH: household; ITN: insecticide treated net; MIS: Malaria Indicator Survey; RDT: rapid diagnostic test; u5: children under 5 years old