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Table 2 Influence of sampling method on the proportion of fed An. quadriannulatus and An. funestus which were captured a

From: Evaluation of alternative mosquito sampling methods for malaria vectors in Lowland South - East Zambia

Sampling method Percentage (Proportion fed) ORb[95% C.I] P value
Anopheles quadriannulatus    
HLC indoor 24.4 (99/405) 1.00c NAd
HLC outdoor 29.3 (71/242) 1.900 [1.253, 2.881] 0.003
CDC light trap 12.9 (101/784) 0.417 [0.292, 0.596] < 0.001
Ifakara tent trap – C 28.6 (6/21) 1.251 [0.430, 3.642] 0.682
Window exit traps (0/1) NEe NEe
Resting boxes indoor (0/0) NEe NEe
Resting boxes outdoor 100 (2/2) NEe NEe
Anopheles funestus    
HLC indoor 34.8 (608/1749) 1.00c NAd
HLC outdoor 37.2 (608/1635) 1.188 [1.017, 1.387] 0.030
CDC light trap 20.6 (541/2630) 0.543 [0.467, 0.633] < 0.001
Ifakara tent trap – C 14.1 (199/1410) 0.261 [0.215, 0.317] < 0.001
Window exit trap 38.0 (27/71) 1.086 [0.643, 1.835] 0.758
Resting boxes indoor 73.7 (28/38) 4.486 [2.059, 9.776] < 0.001
Resting boxes outdoor 72.7 (80/110) 5.899 [3.688, 9.434] < 0.001
  1. a As described in the methods section, village, season and treatment were all included as fixed effects, while household and date were included as random effects. The proportions of fed An. quadriannulatus and An. funestus were not affected by village, season and treatment (P > 0.05).
  2. b Odds Ratio represents the relative probability of sampled mosquitoes which had fed compared to the reference indoor HLC method.
  3. c Reference method.
  4. d Not applicable.
  5. e Not estimable due to small or no numbers observed or no mosquito catches.