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Table 2 Utilization of different safe storage devices among 368 (phase 1 and phase 2) farming households in Sri Lanka.

From: Safe storage of pesticides in Sri Lanka – Identifying important design features influencing community acceptance and use of safe storage devices

Type of device No. of households with device No. of households using pesticides at the time of survey No. of households with locked devices* No. of households with unlocked devices
   After 7 months After 24 months After 7 months After 24 months After 7 months After 24 months
Large device made of mango wood 39 32** 32 25** (78%) 20 (63%) 7** (22%) 12 (37%)
Small device made of mango wood 100 84** 73 70** (83%) 42 (57%) 14** (17%) 31 (43%)
Device made of pinewood 56 53 *** 38 (72%) *** 15 (28%) ***
Device made of metal 61 56** 56 46** (82%) 27 (48%) 10** (18%) 29 (52%)
Device made of concrete 112 103 *** 68 (66%) *** 35 (34%) ***
  1. Only one storage device was made available to each household.
  2. *Based on inspections made by research team
  3. **Information obtained from Konradsen et al 2007 [8]
  4. ***Survey not done in phase 2