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Table 4 Nature and origin of Anopheles mosquito habitats in Accra Metropolitan Area

From: Diversity in breeding sites and distribution of Anopheles mosquitoes in selected urban areas of southern Ghana

Habitat type Nature of site Origin of site
Temporary Permanent Natural Man-made
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Puddles 4 (30.8) 9 (69.2) 0 (0) 14 (100)
8.7 19.6 0 30.4
Swamps 1 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
2.2 0 0 0
Paved drains 0 (0) 7 (100) 0 (0) 7 (100)
0 15.2 0 15.2
Unpaved drains 3 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (100)
6.5 0 0 6.5
Ditches/ Dugouts 0 (0) 1 (100) 0 (0) 1 (100)
0 2.2 0 2.2
Construction sites 3 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (100)
6.5 0 0 6.5
Urban farm sites 2 (25.0) 6 (75.0) 2 (25.0) 6 (75.0)
4.3 13.0 4.3 13.0
Stream/ River beds 0 (0) 7 (100) 7 (100) 0 (0)
0 15.2 15.2 0
Other 3 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (100)
6.5 0 0 6.5
No. of habitats (n = 46) 16 30 9 37
% of total 34.8 65.2 19.6 80.4