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Table 3 Knowledge and awareness of larviciding in the communities (N = 490)

From: Addressing key gaps in implementation of mosquito larviciding to accelerate malaria vector control in southern Tanzania: results of a stakeholder engagement process in local district councils

Variable assessed Response Percentage (n)
Awareness of larviciding (n = 490) Yes 26.1 (128)
No 73.9 (362)
Sources of information (n = 128) Friends/family 48.1 (76)
Radio/TV 21.5 (34)
IHI scientists 10.8 (17)
Community meetings 7.6 (12)
Saw on a visit in Dar es Salaam 7.6 (12)
Community health workers 4.4 (7)
Has larviciding been implemented in the community (n = 490) Yes 4.5 (22)
No 43.5 (213)
Do not know 52.2 (255)
Larviciding works by killing mosquitoes in their juvenile stage (n = 490) Agree 23.9 (117)
Do not agree 2.0 (10)
Do not know 74.1 (363)