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Table 3 Characteristics of available bed nets including number of migrant workers per net

From: Malaria prevention and treatment in migrant agricultural workers in Dangur district, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia: social and behavioural aspects

Characteristic of bed net Number of net (%)
September October November December
Number of workers for each net: 9 7 10 14
Months since obtained:
 ≤ 36 10 (77) 14 (88) 10 (59) 1 (17)
 > 36 3 (23) 2 (12) 7 (41) 5 (83)
Sleeping place where net used:
 Bed frame (finished) 2 (15) 0 (0) 1 (6) 0 (0)
 Bed frame (sticks) 11 (85) 16 (94) 14 (82) 6 (100)
 Ground 0 (0) 1 (6) 0 0 (0)
 Reed mat 0 (0) 0 2 (12) 0 (0)
Brand of net:
 PermaNet 12 (92) 16 (94) 16 (94) 6 (100)
 MAGnet 1 (8) 1 (6) 1 (6) 0 (0)
Source of net:
 Health facility 4 (31) 4 (24) 6 (35) 1 (17)
 Community agent 4 (31) 6 (35) 6 (35) 3 (50)
 Family or friends 1 (8) 4 (24) 2 (12) 0 (0)
 Shop or supermarket 2 (14) 2 (11) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Market 1 (8) 1 (6) 3 (18) 2 (33)
 Other 1 (8) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Paid money for net:
 Yes 3 (23) 4 (24) 3 (18) 2 (33)
 No 10 (77) 13 (76) 14 (82) 4 (67)
 Don’t know 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Net location at time of interview:
 Hanging loose over bed/mattress 10 (77) 12 (71) 11 (64) 5 (83)
 Hanging and folded up or tied 3 (23) 5 (29) 3 (18) 1 (17)
 Not hanging but not stored 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (12) 0 (0)
 Stored away unpacked 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (6) 0 (0)
Someone slept under the net the previous night:
 Yes 13 (100) 17 (100) 17 (100) 6 (100)
 No 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Number of individuals using the net the previous night:
 1 4 (31) 7 (42) 6 (35) 2 (33)
 2 4 (31) 5 (29) 8 (47) 0 (0)
 3 5 (38) 5 (29) 3 (18) 4 (67)