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Open Access | Sleeping arrangement and house structure affect bed net use in villages along Lake Victoria

June 24, 2010 - 09:42 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Iwashita H, Dida G, Futami K, Sonye G, Kaneko S, Horio M, Kawada H, Maekawa Y, Aoki Y, Minakawa N
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:176 (22 June 2010)

Net use was affected by sleeping arrangement and availability of suitable locations for hanging nets, in addition to net availability. Most residents had likely not realized that sleeping arrangement was a factor in net use. The ease of hanging a net is particularly important for children.

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Sleeping arrangements under long-lasting impregnated mosquito nets: differences during low and high malaria transmission seasons

November 26, 2009 - 07:01 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
S.D. Fernando, R.R. Abeyasinghe, G.N.L. Galappaththy, N. Gunawardena, A.C.R. Ranasinghe, L.C. Rajapaksa
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 103, Issue 12, December 2009, Pages 1204-1210, doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.10.018

Sleeping arrangements under long-lasting impregnated nets (LLIN) were recorded in 2467 households during the low malaria transmission season (May–June 2007) and the same families were followed up during the high malaria transmission season (December 2007–January 2008) in two malaria-endemic areas of Sri Lanka. Approximately 800 households each from the three main ethnic groups were studied. The number of families lost to follow-up was 68.

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