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Table 2 Characteristics of washbasins observed at households surveyed from August to October 2018 from peri-urban locations in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

From: Use of effective lids reduces presence of mosquito larvae in household water storage containers in urban and peri-urban Zika risk areas of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador

  El Salvador Guatemala Honduras
  No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)
Total washbasins 662 597 480
Washbasin made of cement 600 (91%) 567 (95%) 461 (95%)
What is this water used for?
 Cooking 180 (27%) 27 (5%) 34 (7%)
 Drinking 14 (2%) 10 (2%) 4 (1%)
 Household cleaning 593 (90%) 575 (96%) 463 (95%)
 Personal hygiene 390 (59%) 226 (38%) 348 (72%)
Reports using water in washbasin every day (vs. between once per day and once per week) 621 (94%) 556 (93%) 395 (81%)
 Washbasin observed covered 111 (17%) 5 (1%) 62 (13%)
 Effective lid observed on washbasin 35 (5%) 3 (1%) 30 (6%)
 Larvae or pupae are present 93 (14%) 101 (17%) 65 (13%)