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Table 1 Summary of national households surveys with data on ITN use among all age-groups in African countries where national surveys reported information on all ages: countries are ranked from highest to lowest based on the proportion of individuals of all ages who slept under an ITN the night prior to survey.

From: The use of insecticide treated nets by age: implications for universal coverage in Africa

  Country Survey Year Month Number of clusters sampled for survey Number of households samples for survey Number of persons seen during survey Number of ITN owned by the sampled households % of household with at least two ITN % of children <5 years old sleeping under ITN the night before survey % of persons of all ages sleeping under ITN the night before survey
Group 1 Kenya MIS 2007 June-July 200 6,854 31,297 5,483 22.5 39.2 38.9
  Tanzania AIS/MIS 2007-8 October-February 475 8,497 41,871 5,948 18.8 32.3 29.4
  Zambia DHS 2007 April-October 319 7,164 35,562 8,486 24.9 29.1 23.9
  Mali DHS 2006 April-September 408 12,998 73,685 15,621 25.2 27.3 21.2
Group 2 Benin DHS 2006 July-November 750 17,511 90,650 12,790 10.3 19.7 14.1
  Senegal MIS 2006 November-December 150 3,063 30,199 3,998 21.7 16.2 13.2
  Angola MIS 2006-7 November-April 120 2,599 14,399 1,040 10.9 17.7 13.0
  Djibouti MIS 2008-9 December-February 156 3,603 22,373 1,802 17.6 19.9 13.0
  Sudan MIS 2005 October 143 2,460 10,639 1,194 4.8 15.4 11.3
Group 3 Rwanda DHS 2005 February-July 462 10,272 47,851 4,498 4.2 13.6 9.4
  Uganda DHS 2006 May-October 368 8,870 45,439 3,291 5.8 9.6 7.2
  Namibia DHS 2006-7 October-March 500 9,200 42,633 2,562 8 11.1 6.0
  Niger DHS 2006 January-June 345 7,660 47,964 2,633 12.8 8.7 5.5
  DRC DHS 2007 May-August 300 8,886 48,291 2,567 1.9 7.7 5.3
  Zimbabwe DHS 2005-6 August-March 400 9,285 40,805 929 2.5 3.0 3.3
  Ethiopia DHS 2005 April-August 540 13,721 67,539 589 0.3 2.3 1.5
  Guinea DHS 2005 February-June 297 6,282 38,182 409 0.2 1.4 1.1
  Swaziland DHS 2006-7 July-February 275 4,843 22,143 86 1.2 0.7 0.4
  1. AIS = AIDS Indicator Survey; DRC = Democratic Republic of Congo; ITN = Insecticide Treated Net (a bed net treated with an insecticide the last six months prior to survey or a long lasting insecticidal net); DHS = Demographic and Health Survey; MIS = Malaria Indicator Survey.