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Table 4 Hole count and location of most damage on panel of LLINs collected at all time points, Waspam, Nicaragua (n = 163 nets)

From: Evaluation of the durability and use of long‐lasting insecticidal nets in Nicaragua

Indicator Panel Total
A B C D E*
Holes, n (%)
 Size 1 331 (71.8) 577 (75.9) 384 (76.8) 589 (77.3) 238 (71.5) 2,119 (75.2)
 Size 2 100 (21.7) 136 (17.9) 81 (16.2) 115 (15.1) 79 (23.7) 511 (18.1)
 Size 3 30 (6.5) 47 (6.2) 35 (7.0) 58 (7.6) 16 (4.8) 186 (6.6)
Total 461 (100.0) 760 (100.0) 500 (100.0) 762 (100.0) 333 (100.0) 2,816 (100.0)
Location of most damage on panel, n (%)
 Top third 10 (10.9) 14 (12.7) 14 (17.1) 13 (12.9) 21 (28.4) 72 (15.7)
 Middle third 14 (15.2) 15 (13.6) 17 (20.7) 19 (18.8) 22 (29.7) 87 (19.0)
 Bottom third 63 (68.5) 70 (63.6) 46 (56.1) 63 (62.4) 24 (32.4) 266 (58.0)
 Equal distribution 5 (5.4) 11 (10.0) 5 (6.1) 6 (5.9) 7 (9.5) 34 (7.4)
Total 92 (100.0) 110 (100.0) 82 (100.0) 101 (100.0) 74 (100.0) 459 (100.0)
  1. *For the roof (E) top third = along panel A, bottom third = along panel C
  2. Hole size categories: size 1 (0.5–2 cm), size 2 (2–10 cm), size 3 (10–25 cm), size 4 (> 25 cm); no size 4 holes observed
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