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Table 2 Human-biting rates (HBR; number of mosquitoes collected per person per night (95 % confidence interval), and feeding behaviors of Anopheles species in Edo Kontola village, Ethiopia

From: Human-biting activities of Anopheles species in south-central Ethiopia

Biting activities An. arabiensis An. pharoensis An. zeimanni An. funestus (s.l.) Total
Indoor HBR (19:00–06:00) 9.4 (7.9–11.0) 1.2 (0.8–1.7) 8.8 (6.1–11.6) 0.6 (0.1–1.1) 20.0
Outdoor HBR (19:00–06:00) 11.8 (9.8–14.1) 4.6 (3.6–5.6) 47.9 (38.4–56.9) 1.0 (0.6–1.5) 65.3
Nocturnal HBR (22:00–05:00) 11.2 (9.5–13.1) 2.5 (1.9–3.1) 26.5 (19.9–34.2) 0.9 (0.5–1.5) 41.1
Endophagy (%)a 44.3 (43.8–44.6) 20.7 (18.2–23.3) 15.5 (13.7–16.9) 37.5 (14.3–42.3) 23.4
Exophagy (%)b 55.7 (55.4–56.2) 79.3 (76.7–81.8) 84.5 (83.1–86.3) 62.5 (57.7–85.7) 76.6
Nocturnality (%)c 52.8 (44.6–53.5) 43.1 (42.4–43.7) 46.7 (44.7–49.9) 56.3 (47.6–71.4) 48.2
  1. aProportion of indoor HBR between 19:00 and 06:00 h
  2. bProportion of outdoor HBR between 19:00 and 06:00 h
  3. cProportion of HBR between 22:00 and 05:00 h (during sleeping hours)