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Table 3 Characteristics and perceptions about ITN and sleeping spaces in HHs, Jimma Zone, Ethiopia, March 2019 (N = 762 HHs)

From: Comparing insecticide-treated nets access-use based on universal household and population indicators vis-a-vis measures adapted to sleeping spaces in Ethiopia

Variables Estimates 95% CI
ITN-characteristics
 Total number of functional ITNs in all HHs 1600
 Average number of ITN (HH) (mean) 2.1 2.0, 2.2
 Age of ITN (in months)—mean 13.6 13.2, 14.1
 ITN observability rate 1475 (92.2) 90.2, 94.3
Observed status of ITN
HHs as denominator (N = 758)
 Any ITN tied on bed 575 (75.9) 72.9, 78.9
 Any ITN kept folded/saved 404 (53.3) 49.9, 57.0
 aAny ITN misused—other purpose 37 (4.9) 3.3, 6.7
ITN as denominator (N = 1475)
 Tied on the bed 766 (51.9) 47.7, 56.9
 Kept folded and saved 672 (45.6) 39.9, 51.3
 aMisused—other purpose 37 (2.5) 2.3, 2.7
ITN care status
 HHs as denominator (N = 758)
  Any ITN damaged (has hole) 186 (24.6) 21.5, 27.8
  Any ITN washed (with last 3 months) 123 (16.3) 13.6, 18.9
 ITN as denominator (N = 1475)
  Damaged (has hole) rate 246 (16.6) 13.5, 17.8
  ITN wash rate (with last 3 months) 252 (17.1) 13.4, 18.9
  1. aOther purposes-used as sheet beneath bed, stored cereals in, and shield on toilet
  2. bFunctional ITN: ITNs that can be utilized for sleeping under it, at least after minimal amendments