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Table 3 ITN possession and utilization by households in Chewaka district, South West Ethiopia, 2014

From: Insecticide treated nets use and its determinants among settlers of Southwest Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent
Number of ITNs freely supplied for HHs
 One/HH 297 51.7
 Two/HH 215 37.5
 Three/HH 61 10.6
 Four/HH 1 0.2
Utilization of ITNs by HHs
 Currently used 334 80.1
 Not used 83 19.9
Availability of at least one freely supplied ITNs
 No 157 27.4
 Yes 417 72.6
Reason for unavailability
Lost/stolen 24 15.3
 Used for other purpose 46 29.3
 Old then thrown away 84 53.5
 Given to others 3 1.9
Households reported use at least one of their available ITNs
 No 20 4.8
 Yes 397 95.2
Frequency of using their ITNs
 Consistently throughout the year 278 70
 Intermittently 119 30
Time they use intermittently (n = 119)
 During rain 92 77.3
 After rain 7 5.9
 As they like 2 1.7
 When hearing mosquito buzzing 18 15.1
Reason for not using the available ITNs (n = 20)
 Absence of mosquito 2 10
 Absence of bed 2 10
 ITNs do not prevent malaria 1 5
 Afraid of its toxicity 2 10
 ITNs too hot to sleep under it 7 35
 Housing structure affects ITN use 6 30
Children under 5 years age slept under ITN in previous night (n = 540)
 No 122 22.6
 Yes 418 77.4
Pregnant women slept under ITNs previous night (72)
 No 18 25
 Yes 54 75