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Table 3 Mosquito control practices from survey respondents (n = households)

From: A social-ecological analysis of community perceptions of dengue fever and Aedes aegypti in Machala, Ecuador

  Peripheral area (n = 39) Central area (n = 40) p value
Clean garbage 39 100% 40 100% 1
Cut vegetation 35 90% 34 85% 1
Close windows & doorsA 36 92% 28 70% 0.02
Cover containers with water 30 77% 34 85% 0.53
Eliminate standing water 31 79% 32 80% 1
Fumigation 30 77% 28 70% 0.658
Add chemicals to water to kill larvae 24 62% 26 65% 0.932
Use repellent 17 44% 23 58% 0.312
Screens on windows & doors 20 51% 19 48% 0.912
Pour burned diesel on floors & puddles 21 54% 12 30% 0.055
Burn incense or grass to make smoke 13 33% 14 35% 1
Other: mosquito nets, wash cistern, eat early, other insecticide 8 21% 8 20% 1
  1. p values ≤0.05 indicate significant differences between the study areas; values were calculated using Pearson’s Chi-squared test with Yates continuity correction, unless otherwise indicated.
  2. A p values calculated by Fisher’s Exact Test. Indicates multiple responses.