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Table 3 Knowledge and attitude of household heads on utilization of LLINs

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practice of communities of Wolaita, Southern Ethiopia about long-lasting insecticidal nets and evaluation of net fabric integrity and insecticidal activity

Variables (n = 770) No. (%) Associations
Responses Age Sex Education Village
(χ 2, P-value) (χ 2, P-value) (χ 2, P-value) (χ 2, P-value)
Sleeping under LLINs prevent malaria
 Yes 741 (96.2) (23.640, 0.071) (2.164, 0.141) (2.177, 0.703) (35.832, < 0.0001)
 No 29 (3.8)
LLINs prevent malaria by way of
 Avoiding or killing mosquitoes 687 (89.2) (76.583, 0.073) (7.113, 0.130) (34.824, .004) (4.100E2, < 0.0001)
 Poisoning mosquitoes 16 (2.1)
 Avoiding dirt 8 (1.0)
 Avoiding or killing flies, fleas or bedbugs 15 (1.9)
 Avoiding cold 44 (5.7)
Priority groups to sleep under LLINs
 Adults >15 years old 175 (22.7) (74.124, .104) (20.878, < 0.0001) (39.275, .001) (2.476E2, < 0.0001)
 Children years 5–15 old 93 (12.1)
 Children < 5 years old 163 (21.2)
 Pregnant women 109 (14.2)
 No priority group 230 (29.9)
Utilization of LLINs
 Very easy 207 (26.9) (70.906, 0.008) (59.956, < 0.0001) (49.552, < 0.0001) (5.570E2, < 0.0001)
 Easy 381 (49.5)
 A bit difficult 53 (6.9)
 Too difficult 129 (16.8)
Willingness to buy LLINs
 Yes 207 (26.9) (33.011, 0.005) (26.357, < 0.0001) (16.917, 0.002) (1.576E2, < 0.0001)
 No 563 (73.1)
Experiencing side effects of LLINs
 Yes 124 (16.1) (21.219, 0.130) (28.743, < 0.0001) (5.830, 0.212) (80.303, < 0.0001)
 No 646 (83.9)