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Table 2 Availability of breeding sites and methods used to prevent mosquito reproduction

From: Association between the level of education and knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding dengue in the Caribbean region of Colombia

Dependent variables Total High school graduates Non-high school graduates p value
Do you have a tank for water? 186/1049 (17.7%) 126/613 (20.6%) 60/436 (13.8%) 0.01
Methods used to prevent mosquito breeding in the tank:
 Covers the tank 16/184 (8.7%) 12/125 (9.6%) 4/59 (6.8%) 0.53
 Washes the tank 128/184 (69.6%) 86/125 (68.8%) 42/59 (71.2%) 0.74
 Using temephos (Abate®) 14/184 (7.6%) 12/125 (9.6%) 2/59 (3.4%) 0.14
 Uses bleach 11/184 (6%) 7/125 (5.6%) 4/59 (6.8%) 0.75
 Other means 8/184 (4.3%) 8/125 (6.4%) 0/59 (0%) 0.05
 None 26/184 (14.1%) 16/125 (12.8%) 10/59 (16.9%) 0.45
How do you wash the tank?:
 Just water 6/182 (3.3%) 3/122 (2.5%) 3/60 (5%) 0.37
 Water and a brush 22/182 (12.1%) 16/122 (13.1%) 6/60 (10%) 0.54
 With detergent 24/182 (13.2%) 14/122 (11.5%) 10/60 (16.7%) 0.33
 With detergent and a brush 135/182 (74.2%) 92/122 (75.4%) 43/60 (71.7%) 0.59
 With others 10/182 (5.5%) 8/122 (6.6%) 2/60 (3.3%) 0.37
Washes the tank less than once per week 40/182 (22%) 26/122 (21.3%) 14/60 (23.3%) 0.76
Has a sink to store water 567/1052 (53.9%) 358/614 (58.3%) 209/438 (47.7%) < 0.001
Methods used to prevent mosquito breeding in the sink:
 Covers the sink 309/566 (54.6%) 195/357 (54.6%) 114/209 (54.5%) 0.99
 Washes the sink 329/566 (58.1%) 204/357 (57.1%) 125/209 (59.8%) 0.54
 Using temephos (Abate®) 37/566 (6.5%) 25/357 (7%) 12/209 (5.7%) 0.56
 Uses bleach 46/566 (8.1%) 27/357 (7.6%) 19/209 (9.1%) 0.52
 Other means 15/566 (2.7%) 8/357 (2.2%) 7/209 (3.3%) 0.43
 None 35/566 (6.2%) 23/357 (6.4%) 12/209 (5.7%) 0.74
How do you wash the sink?:
 Just water 13/563 (2.3%) 8/356 (2.2%) 5/207 (2.4%) 0.90
 Water and a brush 81/563 (14.4%) 48/356 (13.5%) 33/207 (15.9%) 0.42
 With detergent 51/563 (9.1%) 34/356 (9.6%) 17/207 (8.2%) 0.59
 With detergent and a brush 452/563 (80.3%) 282/356 (79.2%) 170/207 (82.1%) 0.40
 With others 54/563 (9.6%) 39/356 (11%) 15/207 (7.2%) 0.15
Washes the sink less than once per week 376/555 (67.7%) 234/350 (66.9%) 142/205 (69.3%) 0.56
Other containers store water:
 Cans 182/1052 (17.3%) 107/614 (17.4%) 75/438 (17.1%) 0.90
 Buckets 429/1052 (40.8%) 238/614 (38.8%) 191/438 (43.6%) 0.11
 Jerrycan 92/1052 (8.7%) 48/614 (7.8%) 44/438 (10%) 0.21
 Bottles 6/1052 (0.6%) 3/614 (0.5%) 3/438 (0.7%) 0.68
 Pots 14/1052 (1.3%) 7/614 (1.1%) 7/438 (1.6%) 0.52
 Other container 388/1052 (36.9%) 228/614 (37.1%) 160/438 (36.5%) 0.84
 None - other 102/1052 (9.7%) 72/614 (11.7%) 30/438 (6.8%) 0.01