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Table 2 Mean proportion of inseminated Anopheles funestus and Anopheles arabiensis from the semi-field experiment

From: Wild populations of malaria vectors can mate both inside and outside human dwellings

  Collection setting Anopheles funestus Anopheles arabiensis
No. females collected Proportion inseminated (95% CI) OR (95%CI) for insemination P-value No. females collected Proportion inseminated (95% CI) OR (95%CI) for insemination P-value
Studies in semi-field system Outdoor 908 20.9% (18.1 - 23.7 Ref   568 42.3% (36.8 - 47.8) Ref  
Indoor 792 25.2% (21.8 - 28.6) 0.56 (0.51–0.62) 0.03 568 47.4% (42.7 - 52.1) 0.55 (0.49–0.61) 0.11
Exit trap 133 16.8% (8.5 - 25.1) 0.36 (0.26–0.48) 0.026 298 37.1% (30.3 - 43.9) 0.44 (0.37–0.52) 0.13
  Anopheles sp. Indoor Outdoor Exit trap
OR (95% CI) P-value OR (95% CI) P-value OR (95% CI) P-value
Interspecies comparison in a semi-field experiment An. funestus Ref   Ref   Ref  
An. arabiensis 1.79 (1.33–2.41)  < 0.001 2.23 (1.62–3.08)  < 0.001 2.94 (1.77–4.90)  < 0.001
  1. OR Odds ratio