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Table 4 Reasons for ITN possession, but non-use among respondents (N = 27)

From: Knowledge, attitude and behaviour towards the use of insecticide treated mosquito nets among pregnant women and children in rural Southwestern Uganda

Variable Frequency Percent (%)
Side effects 7 25.9
Poor quality ITNs 14 51.9
Worn-out ITNs 2 7.4
aFalse beliefs 4 14.8
  1. aFalse beliefs among respondents included: the effect of chemical within the ITN causes cancer, use of mosquito nets complicates breathing and the fact that malaria is linked to pregnancy therefore use of ITNs may not impact on malaria prevention among pregnancy