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Table 1 Characteristics of the study children and their sleeping spaces

From: Risk factors associated with house entry of malaria vectors in an area of Burkina Faso with high, persistent malaria transmission and high insecticide resistance

Characteristic   Number (%) N = 252
Socio-demographic characteristics
 Ethnicity Gouin 98 (38.9%)
Karaboro 55 (21.8%)
Mossi 29 (11.5%)
Turka 23 (9.1%)
Fulani 16 (6.3%)
Senoufo 11 (4.4%)
Others 20 (7.9%)
 Caregivers education level Illiterate 199 (79.0%)
Primary school 45 (17.9%)
Secondary school or above 8 (3.2%)
 Caregivers occupation Farmer 240 (95.2%)
Non-farmer 12 (4.8%)
 Number of people
sleeping in the same part of the house as the study child (including child)
 ≤ 6 55 (21.8%)
7–12 118 (46.8%)
 > 12 79 (31.3%)
Use of personal protective measures
 Reported ITN use Used ITN usually 215 (85.3%)
Used an ITN the previous night 203 (80.6%)
 Use of other personal protection methods Coils 40 (15.9%)
Insecticide spray 16 (6.4%)
Traditional spatial repellent 2 (0.8%)
None 184 (73.0%)
Construction of child’s sleeping space
 Roof material Non-metal (Thatch/mud) 52 (20.6%)
Metal 191 (75.8%)
 Wall material Mud 65 (25.8%)
Brick 146 (57.9%)
Cement blocks (plastered or painted) 32 (12.7%)
 Floor material Mud 65 (25.8%)
Cement/tile 178 (70.6%)
 Eave status Open 138 (54.8%)
Closed 102 (40.5%)
 Window screening Absent 242 (96.0%)
Present 1 (0.4%)
Environmental factors
 Presence of large domestic animals within 5 m of the sleeping space Present 169 (67.1%)
Absent 80 (31.7%)
 Proximity of sleeping space to anopheline positive larval habitats  < 300 m 127 (50.4%)
 ≥ 300 m 125 (49.6%)