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Table 5 Nature and origin of Anopheles mosquito habitats in Sekondi-Takoradi 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 7 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0) 7 (100)
14.6 0 0 14.6
Swamps 1 (7.7) 12 (92.3) 10 (76.9) 3 (23.1)
2.1 25.0 20.8 6.2
Paved drains 3 (42.9) 4 (57.1) 0 (0) 7 (100)
6.2 8.3 0 14.6
Ditches/ Dugouts 2 (50.0) 2 (50.0) 0 (0) 4 (100)
4.2 4.2 0 8.3
Construction sites 0 (0) 4 (100) 0 (0) 4 (100)
0 8.3 0 8.3
Urban farm sites 3 (37.5) 5 (62.5) 0 (0) 8 (100)
6.2 10.4 0 16.7
Stream/ River beds 0 (0) 5 (100) 5 (100) 0 (0)
0 10.4 10.4 0
No. of habitats (n = 48) 16 32 15 33
% of total 33.3 66.7 31.2 68.8