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Field durability of the same type of long-lasting insecticidal net varies between regions in Nigeria due to differences in household behaviour and living conditions

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, March 2015
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Title
Field durability of the same type of long-lasting insecticidal net varies between regions in Nigeria due to differences in household behaviour and living conditions
Published in
Malaria Journal, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12936-015-0640-4
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Authors

Albert Kilian, Hannah Koenker, Emmanuel Obi, Richmond A Selby, Megan Fotheringham, Matthew Lynch

Abstract

With the recent publication of WHO-recommended methods to estimate net survival, comparative analyses from different areas have now become possible. With this in mind, a study was undertaken in Nigeria to compare the performance of a specific long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) product in three socio-ecologically different areas. In addition, the objective was to assess the feasibility of a retrospective study design for durability. In three states, Zamfara in the north, Nasarawa in the centre and Cross River in the south, four local government areas were selected one year after mass distribution of 100-denier polyester LLINs. From a representative sample of 300 households per site that had received campaign nets, an assessment of net survival was made based on rate of loss of nets and the physical condition of surviving nets measured by the proportionate hole index (pHI). Surveys were repeated after two and three years. Over the three-year period 98% of the targeted sample size of 3,720 households was obtained and 94% of the 5,669 campaign nets found were assessed for damage. With increasing time since distribution, recall of having received campaign nets dropped by 11-22% and only 31-87% of nets actually lost were reported. Using a recall bias adjustment, attrition rates were fairly similar in all three sites. The proportion of surviving nets in serviceable condition differed dramatically, however, resulting in an estimated median net survival of 3.0 years in Nasarawa, 4.5 years in Cross River and 4.7 years in Zamfara. Although repairs on damaged nets increased from around 10% at baseline to 21-38% after three years, the average pHI value for each of the four hole size categories did not differ between repaired and unrepaired nets. First, the differences observed in net survival are driven by living conditions and household behaviours and not the LLIN material. Second, recall bias in a retrospective durability study can be significant and while adjustments can be made, enough uncertainty remains that prospective studies on durability are preferable wherever possible. Third, repair does not seem to measurably improve net condition and focus should, therefore, be on improving preventive behaviour.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Kenya 1 1%
Sudan 1 1%
Unknown 81 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 24 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 18%
Researcher 14 17%
Student > Bachelor 5 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 5%
Other 10 12%
Unknown 12 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 15 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 13%
Social Sciences 10 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 7%
Other 16 19%
Unknown 19 23%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 January 2016.
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#6,848,646
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#2,047
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#80,726
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Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#31
of 116 outputs
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