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PDHS Final Report 2008

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Table 12.1 shows that mosquito nets are not popular in Pakistan. The survey found that at the
national level, only 6 percent of households have a mosquito net. The proportion of households with
more than one mosquito net is even smaller. The availability of mosquito nets is higher in rural (8
percent) than in urban areas (4 percent). Mosquito nets are comparably more common in Balochistan
and Sindh provinces (16 percent) and among poor segments of the society (12 percent). The
availability of ever-treated nets is negligible except in Balochistan, where around 4 percent of the
households have treated nets. Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) are virtually non-existent in Pakistan.

148 | Malaria

Table 12.1 Ownership of mosquito nets

Percentage of households with at least one and more than one mosquito net (treated or untreated) and
an ever-treated net, by background characteristics, Pakistan 2006-07

Any type of mosquito net

Background
characteristic

Percentage
with at least
one

Percentage
with more
than one

Average
number of
nets per
household

Percentage
with at least
one ever-
treated
mosquito
net1

Percentage
with at
least one
insecticide-
treated
mosquito net
(ITN)2

Number of
households

Residence

Total urban

3.5

2.0

0.1

0.7

0.0

3,159

Major city

2.0

1.3

0.0

0.7

0.0

1,808

Other urban

5.5

2.9

0.1

0.6

0.0

1,350

Rural

7.8

4.9

0.2

0.9

0.1

6,096

Province

Punjab

2.7

1.1

0.0

0.6

0.1

5,609

Sindh

15.9

11.2

0.4

1.0

0.0

2,103

NWFP

3.3

2.1

0.1

0.7

0.1

1,173

Balochistan

16.4

10.3

0.4

3.7

0.0

370

Wealth quintile

Lowest

11.9

8.3

0.3

0.4

0.0

1,943

Second

5.6

3.2

0.1

0.5

0.1

1,861

Middle

5.5

2.8

0.1

0.9

0.0

1,840

Fourth

4.4

2.5

0.1

0.9

0.1

1,816

Highest

3.7

2.3

0.1

1.3

0.1

1,795

Total

6.3

3.9

0.1

0.8

0.1

9,255

1

An ever-treated net is a pretreated net or a non-pretreated net that has subsequently been soaked
with insecticide at any time.

2

An insecticide-treated net (ITN) is a net that has been soaked with insecticide within the past 12
months. Because there was no question as to how long ago pretreated nets were obtained,
pretreated nets are not considered here to be ITNs.

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