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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents in the Mount Cameroon area September, 2014

From: Coverage and usage of insecticide treated nets (ITNs) within households: associated factors and effect on the prevalance of malaria parasitemia in the Mount Cameroon area

Factor Category Site N (%)  
Total Tole Muea Bolifamba Dibanda Mutenegene Ombe P value
Level of education of the head of household At most Primary 295 38 (62.3) 61 (56.5) 43 (60.6) 38 (50.0) 72 (52.9) 43 (82.7) 0.001
Secondary 151 20 (32.8) 37 (34.3) 23 (32.4) 23 (30.0) 39 (28.7) 9 (17.3)
Higher 58 3 (4.9) 10 (9.3) 5 (7.0) 15 (19.7) 25 (18.4) 0 (0.0)
Nature of house Cement block 235 7 (11.5) 45 (41.7) 26 (36.6) 49 (64.5) 96 (70.6) 12 (23.1) <0.00001
Wooden house 269 54 (88.5) 63 (58.3) 45 (63.4) 27 (35.5) 40 (29.4) 40 (76.9)
Nature of net Torn 490 24 (52.2) 147 (53.1) 76 (50.7) 99 (74.4) 101 (42.1) 43 (62.3) 0.011
Good 425 22 (47.8) 130 (46.93) 74 (49.33) 34 (25.56) 139 (57.91) 26 (37.68)
Number of households surveyed 504 61 (12.1) 108 (21.4) 71 (14.1) 76 (15.1) 136 (27.0) 52 (10.3)
Number of occupants in a household 1–4 167 21 (34.4) 29 (26.9 21 (29.6) 30 (39.5) 49 (36.3) 17 (32.7) 0.125
5–9 272 38 (62.3) 58)53.7) 40 (56.3) 36 (47.4) 74 (54.8) 26 (50.0)
≥10 64 2 (3.3) 21 (19.4) 10 (14.1) 10 (13.2) 12 (8.9) 21 (19.4)