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Table 1 Characteristics of survey households

From: Towards achieving Abuja targets: identifying and addressing barriers to access and use of insecticides treated nets among the poorest populations in Kenya

Variable n = 708
Mean (range) household size 6 (2-37)
Number of children under five 729 (17.3)
Adults with education > primary school 447 (24.8)
Main occupation of household head  
Agriculture (small scale) 498 (70.3)
Casual labourer 76 (10.8)
Petty trade 64 (9.0)
Other 70 (9.9)
Median monthly per capita expenditure in KES (USD) 1202 (15.4)
How long ago acquired last net  
< 1 year 240 (52.1)
1 year 84 (18.2)
2 years 44 (9.5)
3 +years 93 (21.0)
Net conditions from households perspective  
Good condition 219 (47.4)
Poor condition-torn but usable 115 (24.9)
Very poor condition-not usable 9 (2.0)
Differs for different nets 119 (25.7)
Potential source of ITNs  
Local shop/market 120 (16.9)
Government dispensary 404 (57.1)
Government hospital 62 (8.8)
Community Health worker 22 (3.1)
Faith based health facility 22 (3.1)
Do not know 36 (5.1)
Other 42 (6.0)
Main reasons for not owning ITNs (%)  
Not necessary 14 (5.8)
Expensive/cannot afford 216 (88.5)
Nets not available 21 (8.6)
Other 13 (5.3)