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Table 2 Median number of female Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes recaptured per night by Mosclean trap and other candidate traps in rural Tanzanian villages during tests to compare trapping efficacies of the Mosclean trap, CDC-light trap, 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 Mosquito species Trapping methods tested Total no. of mosquitoes collected Median nightly catch (IQR) RR (95% CI) P-value
CDC-light trap vs Mosclean trap; indoors An. arabiensis CDC-light trap 5336 17 (5–50) Ref Ref
Mosclean trap 6291 21 (7.75–52.25) 1.18 (0.89–1.56) 0.242
CDC-light trap vs Mosclean trap; indoors An. funestus CDC-light trap 229 0 (0–2) Ref Ref
Mosclean trap 147 0 (0–1) 0.62 (0.43–0.89) 0.009
CDC-light trap vs Mosclean trap; indoors Culex spp. CDC-light trap 9653 40 (15–96.25) Ref Ref
Mosclean trap 22616 75 (33.75–163.75) 2.18 (1.72–2.77) < 0.001
Mosclean trap indoors vs Mosclean trap outdoors An. arabiensis Mosclean trap outdoor 240 6 (2–11) Ref Ref
Mosclean trap indoor 291 10 (2.75–16.75) 1.35 (0.83–2.22) 0.229
Mosclean trap indoors vs Mosclean trap outdoors An. funestus Mosclean trap outdoor 13 0 (0–0.25) Ref Ref
Mosclean trap indoor 91 1.5 (1–4.25) 6.93 (3.85–12.46) < 0.001
Mosclean trap indoors vs Mosclean trap outdoors Culex spp. Mosclean trap outdoor 1035 24.5 (16.75–60) Ref Ref
Mosclean trap indoor 2645 69.5 (40–131.25) 2.53 (1.71–3.75) < 0.001
Outdoor tests to compare four trap types An. arabiensis BG-sentinel trap 14 0 (0–1) Ref Ref
Mosclean trap 65 1 (0–2.25) 4.36 (1.62–11.72) 0.003
Mosclean trap + CO2 112 1 (0–8) 7.42 (2.85–19.31) < 0.001
Suna trap 30 0.5 (0–2) 2.03 (0.75–5.47) 0.163
Outdoor tests to compare four trap types Culex spp. BG-sentinel trap 1552 76.5 (26.5–88) Ref Ref
Mosclean trap 969 29 (17.25–44.25) 0.59 (0.39–0.91) 0.017
Mosclean trap + CO2 1991 46 (23.75–78.25) 1.08 (1.70–1.67) 0.698
Suna trap 1711 62.5 (36.75–98.75) 1.08 (0.71–1.63) 0.707