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Volume 18, Number 7—July 2012


Loss of Household Protection from Use of Insecticide-Treated Nets against Pyrethroid-Resistant Mosquitoes, Benin

Alex Asidi, Raphael N’Guessan, Martin Akogbeto, Chris Curtis1, and Mark RowlandComments to Author 
Author affiliations: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK (A. Asidi, R. N’Guessan, C. Curtis, M. Rowland); and; Centre de Recherche Entomologique de Cotonou, Cotonou, Benin (A. Asidi, R. N’Guessan, M. Akogbeto)

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Table 1

Baseline characteristics showing condition of selected mosquito nets in households in northern sites, where mosquitoes are pyrethroid susceptible, vs. southern sites, where mosquitoes are pyrethroid resistant, Benin, 2008*

Variable Northern site Southern sites Difference (95% CI) p value
Households, no. 5 11 NA NA
Household members, average no. (range) 2.2 (1–3) 5.1 (2–7) 2.9 (1.4–4.4) 0.025
Holes in nets
Average no. (range) 10.2 (5–13) 9.5 (5–25) 0.65 (–5.3 to 6.6) 0.41
Average size, cm2 (range) 28 (11–49) 11 (5–20) 15 (7–21) 0.0013

*NA, not applicable.

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