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Table 5 Preventive measure of malaria among study participants (n = 288)

From: Malaria prevalence, knowledge, perception, preventive and treatment behavior among military in Champasak and Attapeu provinces, Lao PDR: a mixed methods study

Prevention practices Total n = 288 Positive n = 35 Negative n = 253 p valuea
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Bed net use 1.000
 Yes 285 (99.0) 35 (100.0) 250 (98.8)  
 No 3 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (1.2)  
Ordinary bed net 0.837
 Yes 215 (74.7) 27 (77.1) 188 (74.3)  
 No 73 (25.3) 8 (22.9) 65 (25.7)  
LLINs 0.226
 Yes 80 (27.8) 13 (37.1) 67 (26.5)  
 No 208 (72.2) 22 (62.9) 186 (73.5)  
Hammock net 1.000
 Yes 31 (10.8) 3 (8.6) 28 (11.1)  
 No 257 (89.2) 32 (91.4) 225 (88.9)  
Wearing long uniform 0.713
 Yes 269 (93.4) 32 (91.4) 237 (93.7)  
 No 19 (6.6) 3 (8.6) 16 (6.3)  
Repellents use 0.750
 Yes 263 (91.3) 33 (94.3) 230 (90.9)  
 No 25 (8.7) 2 (5.7) 23 (9.1)  
Mosquito coil use 0.782
 Yes 253 (87.8) 32 (31.4) 221 (87.4)  
 No 35 (12.2) 3 (8.6) 32 (12.6)  
Wood/plant smoke use 0.702
 Yes 197 (68.4) 23 (65.7) 174 (68.8)  
 No 91 (31.6) 12 (34.3) 79 (31.2)  
Taking drug prophylaxis 0.039
 Yes 212 (73.6) 31 (88.6) 181 (71.5)  
 No 76 (26.4) 4 (11.6) 72 (28.5)  
  1. aFisher’s exact test