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Table 2 Knowledge, perceptions and practices regarding specific mosquito LSM methods among respondents in Nthache area, Mwanza district

From: Household knowledge, perceptions and practices of mosquito larval source management for malaria prevention and control in Mwanza district, Malawi: a cross‐sectional study

Household knowledge N = 479
n (%)
Knowledge about draining stagnant water 314 (65.6)
Knowledge about larviciding 25 (5.2)
Knowledge about clearing grass/bushes 254 (53.0)
Knowledge about clean environment 234 (48.9)
Household practices  
Practices regarding draining stagnant water N = 314
270 (86.0)
Practices regarding larviciding N = 25
8 (32)
Practices regarding clearing grass/bushes N = 254
229 (90.2)
Practices regarding clean environment N = 234
223 (95.3)
Household perceptions  
Positive-perceptions regarding draining stagnant water N = 314
200 (63.7)
Positive-perceptions regarding larviciding N = 25
8 (32)
Positive-perceptions regarding clearing grass/bushes N = 254
101 (39.8)
Positive-perceptions regarding clean environment N = 234
100 (42.7)