Table 1

Characteristics of survey households

Variable

n = 708


Mean (range) household size

6 (2-37)

Number of children under five

729 (17.3)

Adults with education > primary school

447 (24.8)


Main occupation of household head

Agriculture (small scale)

498 (70.3)

Casual labourer

76 (10.8)

Petty trade

64 (9.0)

Other

70 (9.9)


Median monthly per capita expenditure in KES (USD)

1202 (15.4)


How long ago acquired last net

< 1 year

240 (52.1)

1 year

84 (18.2)

2 years

44 (9.5)

3 +years

93 (21.0)


Net conditions from households perspective

Good condition

219 (47.4)

Poor condition-torn but usable

115 (24.9)

Very poor condition-not usable

9 (2.0)

Differs for different nets

119 (25.7)


Potential source of ITNs

Local shop/market

120 (16.9)

Government dispensary

404 (57.1)

Government hospital

62 (8.8)

Community Health worker

22 (3.1)

Faith based health facility

22 (3.1)

Do not know

36 (5.1)

Other

42 (6.0)


Main reasons for not owning ITNs (%)

Not necessary

14 (5.8)

Expensive/cannot afford

216 (88.5)

Nets not available

21 (8.6)

Other

13 (5.3)


Chuma et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:137   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-137

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