Table 1

Summary of national households surveys with data on ITN use among all age-groups in African countries where national surveys reported information on all ages: countries are ranked from highest to lowest based on the proportion of individuals of all ages who slept under an ITN the night prior to survey.

Country

Survey

Year

Month

Number of clusters sampled for survey

Number of households samples for survey

Number of persons seen during survey

Number of ITN owned by the sampled households

% of household with at least two ITN

% of children <5 years old sleeping under ITN the night before survey

% of persons of all ages sleeping under ITN the night before survey


Group 1

Kenya

MIS

2007

June-July

200

6,854

31,297

5,483

22.5

39.2

38.9

Tanzania

AIS/MIS

2007-8

October-February

475

8,497

41,871

5,948

18.8

32.3

29.4

Zambia

DHS

2007

April-October

319

7,164

35,562

8,486

24.9

29.1

23.9

Mali

DHS

2006

April-September

408

12,998

73,685

15,621

25.2

27.3

21.2


Group 2

Benin

DHS

2006

July-November

750

17,511

90,650

12,790

10.3

19.7

14.1

Senegal

MIS

2006

November-December

150

3,063

30,199

3,998

21.7

16.2

13.2

Angola

MIS

2006-7

November-April

120

2,599

14,399

1,040

10.9

17.7

13.0

Djibouti

MIS

2008-9

December-February

156

3,603

22,373

1,802

17.6

19.9

13.0

Sudan

MIS

2005

October

143

2,460

10,639

1,194

4.8

15.4

11.3


Group 3

Rwanda

DHS

2005

February-July

462

10,272

47,851

4,498

4.2

13.6

9.4

Uganda

DHS

2006

May-October

368

8,870

45,439

3,291

5.8

9.6

7.2

Namibia

DHS

2006-7

October-March

500

9,200

42,633

2,562

8

11.1

6.0

Niger

DHS

2006

January-June

345

7,660

47,964

2,633

12.8

8.7

5.5

DRC

DHS

2007

May-August

300

8,886

48,291

2,567

1.9

7.7

5.3

Zimbabwe

DHS

2005-6

August-March

400

9,285

40,805

929

2.5

3.0

3.3

Ethiopia

DHS

2005

April-August

540

13,721

67,539

589

0.3

2.3

1.5

Guinea

DHS

2005

February-June

297

6,282

38,182

409

0.2

1.4

1.1

Swaziland

DHS

2006-7

July-February

275

4,843

22,143

86

1.2

0.7

0.4


AIS = AIDS Indicator Survey; DRC = Democratic Republic of Congo; ITN = Insecticide Treated Net (a bed net treated with an insecticide the last six months prior to survey or a long lasting insecticidal net); DHS = Demographic and Health Survey; MIS = Malaria Indicator Survey.

Noor et al. BMC Public Health 2009 9:369   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-369

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