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Table 1 Characteristics of the households recruited in Matete, Uwata and Igima and results from statistical tests

From: A crossover study to evaluate the diversion of malaria vectors in a community with incomplete coverage of spatial repellents in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania

Household characteristics   Matete (n = 30) Uwata (n = 30) Igima (n = 30) Chi-square test: χ 2 df P-value
Wall type Mud 13 3 6    
Brick 16 27 24    
Straw 1 0 0 12.1 4 0.017*
Roof type Thatch 21 14 10    
Metal Sheets 9 16 20 8.3 2 0.016*
Eaves Present 27 25 23    
Absent 3 5 7 1.92 2 0.383
No. of occupants 1–3 20 24 16    
4–6 9 6 12    
>7 1 0 2 16.8 14 0.268
No. of rooms 1–3 27 12 19    
4–6 3 12 9    
>7 0 6 2 36.4 20 0.014*
Domestic animals Present 18 20 19    
Absent 12 10 11 0.29 2 0.866
  1. *P < 0.05
  2. Abbreviation: df, degrees of freedom