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Table 3 Characteristics of other household water storage containers 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. (%)
Containers 332 219 121
Container made out of…
 Cement 22 (7%) 19 (9%) 13 (11%)
 Plastic 285 (86%) 178 (81%) 103 (85%)
 Metal 25 (8%) 19 (9%) 3 (3%)
What is this water used for?
 Cooking 50 (15%) 7 (3%) 21 (17%)
 Drinking 74 (22%) 17 (8%) 0 (0%)
 Household cleaning 105 (32%) 101 (46%) 45 (37%)
 Personal hygiene 70 (21%) 84 (38%) 47 (39%)
 Gardening 18 (5%) 3 (1%) 3 (2%)
The container is observed covered 212 (64%) 91 (42%) 64 (53%)
Effective lid observed on container 142 (43%) 61 (28%) 38 (31%)
Larvae or pupae are present 35 (11%) 63 (30%) 20 (18%)