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Table 2 Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) use and handling as reported by householders at each survey time-point

From: Evaluation of the durability of long‐lasting insecticidal nets in Guatemala

  18 months
n = 249
24 months
n = 266
32 months
n = 229
LLIN used at least once to sleep (n, %)a 231 (93) 257 (96) 217 (95)
LLIN used the night before the survey (n, %) 171 (74) 203 (79) 154 (71)
LLIN used every night during the week before the survey (n, %) 189 (82) 208 (81) 167 (77)
LLIN used year-round (n, %) 205 (89) 215 (84) 178 (82)
LLIN tucked under bed at night (n, %) 213 (92) 241 (94) 194 (89)
LLIN observed at time of survey, among LLIN used at least once to sleep    
 Hanging loose over sleeping place (n, %) 66 (29) 87 (34) 69 (32)
 Hanging tied in knot (n, %) 17 (7) 33 (13) 35 (16)
 Hanging folded (n, %) 37 (16) 28 (11) 24 (11)
 Visible but not hanging (n, %) 13 (6) 15 (6) 10 (5)
 Stored away (n, %) 53 (23) 56 (22) 60 (28)
 Hanging next to the wall (n, %) 45 (19) 38 (15) 19 (9)
Washing activities, among LLIN used at least once to sleep
 Ever washed b (n, %) 204 (88) 237 (92) 209 (96)
 Bed net washed < 1 month ago (n, %) 128 (63) 131 (55) 121(58)
 When washed, soaked (n, %) 130 (64) 147 (62) 126 (60)
 Detergent used (n, %) 148 (72) 189 (80) 163 (78)
 When washed, scrubbed hard (n, %) 127(62) 122 (51) 97(46)
 Dried outside in the sun (n, %) 143 (70) 163 (69) 126 (60)
 Dried outside in the shade (n, %) 54 (26) 70 (30) 75 (36)
 Dried inside (n, %) 5 (2) 3 (2) 4 (2)
  1. LLIN  long-lasting insecticidal nets, IQR Interquartile boundary values (p25, p75)
  2. aThis ‘n’ serves as the denominator for the subsequent categories of use and position of LLIN observed at time of survey
  3. b This ‘n’ serves as the denominator for the subsequent washing categories