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Table 1 Median number of female Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes recaptured per night by Mosclean trap and other candidate traps inside the semi-field chambers in tests to compare trapping efficacies of the Mosclean trap, CDC-light trap, human landing catches (HLC), BG-Sentinel trap and Suna trap. Table also shows interquartile ranges (IQR) and relative rates (RR)

From: Evaluation of an ultraviolet LED trap for catching Anopheles and Culex mosquitoes in south-eastern Tanzania

Experiment Traps tested Total no. of mosquitoes recaptured Median nightly catch (IQR) RR (95% CI) P-value
Competitive comparison of Mosclean trap and CDC-light trap CDC-light trap indoors 524 26.5 (20.5–72.75) Ref Ref
Mosclean trap indoors 1102 100.5 (87.75–118.25) 2.1 (0.97–4.56) 0.059
Competitive comparison of Mosclean trap and HLC HLC indoors 1124 88.5 (82–103) Ref Ref
Mosclean trap indoors 834 79.5 (54.75–96.25) 0.74 (0.51–1.07) 0.113
Non-competitive comparison of Mosclean trap and HLC HLC indoors 626 102 (98.25–115.50) Ref Ref
Mosclean trap indoors 817 97 (76.75–175.75) 1.1 (0.67–1.82) 0.708
Direct comparison of Mosclean trap against Suna trap and BG-Sentinel trap CO2-baited BG-Sentinel trap outdoors 777 18 (5–27.25) Ref Ref
CO2-baited Mosclean trap outdoors 963 32.5 (27.75–42) 1.48 (0.96–2.32) 0.086
CO2-baited Suna trap outdoors 1149 30 (19.50–48) 1.67 (1.08–2.66) 0.021
Unbaited Mosclean trap outdoors 325 9 (4.0–13.25) 0.46 (0.29–0.72) < 0.001