publication . Article . 2016

Netting the malaria menace: Distribution and utilization of long-lasting insecticidal net in a malaria endemic area in Bankura, West Bengal

Mukhopadhyay, D. K.; Basu, S. S.; Debasis Roy; Das, N.; Akbar, F.; Sarkar, G. N.;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
Abstract
Background & objectives: Long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) is considered to be a highly effective intervention against malaria under National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme in India. A cross-sectional study was undertaken to assess the coverage and utilization of LLIN and the factors related thereto. Methods: A survey of 1300 households was carried out in Ranibandh block of Bankura district in West Bengal, India, using lot quality assurance sampling (LQAS) method. Coverage/utilization of 80% was considered as minimum acceptable norm. The weighted sample size was calculated from each village of the block. The sociodemographic, economic information of t...
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free text keywords: Coverage; India; LLIN; LQAS; malaria; utilization, Infectious and parasitic diseases, RC109-216
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publication . Article . 2016

Netting the malaria menace: Distribution and utilization of long-lasting insecticidal net in a malaria endemic area in Bankura, West Bengal

Mukhopadhyay, D. K.; Basu, S. S.; Debasis Roy; Das, N.; Akbar, F.; Sarkar, G. N.;