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Table 4 Caregivera (participant) reported practices related to malaria

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices assessment of malaria interventions in rural Zambia

Practices related to malariaNumberPercent
Did you sleep under a mosquito net last night?
 Yes5066.7
 No2533.3
What personal protection measures do you currently practice to prevent malaria?
 Sleeping under mosquito nets5978.7
 Clearing vegetation around the house3850.7
 Draining still water2634.7
 Wearing long-sleeves shirts and trouser/skirts1317.3
 Spraying insecticides79.3
 Burning mosquito coil34.0
 Burning cow dung/leaves22.7
 Do nothing810.7
 Other1317.3
Which protection measure do you prefer the most?
 Burning mosquito coil11.3
 Sleeping under mosquito nets6181.3
 Clearing vegetation around the house34.0
 Spraying insecticides45.3
 Don’t know/missing45.3
 None11.3
 Other45.3
Why do you prefer practicing this protection technique?
 Free1013.3
 Cheap56.7
 Better at stopping mosquitoes5776
 Smells nice45.3
 Like the way it looks34.0
 Easy to use1114.7
 Don’t know/missing22.7
 Other1216
If you wash your mosquito nets, do you use detergents when washing them?
 Yes6586.7
 No22.7
How do you dry the mosquito nets after washing?
 In the sunlight4256
 In the shade2432
 Don’t know/missing79.3
 Not applicable22.7
How often do you tuck-in your mosquito net when you go to bed?
 Always (every night)5573.3
 Sometimes (not every night)1114.7
 Never22.7
 Don’t know/missing/NA79.4
What time do you normally go to bed?
 Between dusk and 8 pm2432
 Between 8 pm and 10 pm4256
 Between 10 pm and midnight56.7
 After midnight00
 Don’t know/missing45.3
Where do you normally cook?
 Inside the house810.7
 Outside the house (no shelter)2128
 In a shelter closed on all four sides4053.3
 In a cooking shelter not closed on all four sides56.7
 Other11.3
Do you sleep outside the house?
 Yes (always)11.3
 Sometimes4053.3
 No, never3445.3
  1. awoman > 18 years in charge of rearing, family care and household maintenance