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Children Who Slept Under an Insecticide-Treated Bed Net

Indicator Phrasing

% of children under age 5 who spent the previous night in the interviewed households and slept under an insecticide-treated bed net
See indicator in other languages

Indicator Phrasing

English: % of children under age 5 who spent the previous night in the interviewed households and slept under an insecticide-treated bed net

French: % d’enfants de moins de 5 ans ayant passé la nuit précédente dans les foyers interrogés et ayant dormi sous une moustiquaire traitée

Portuguese: % de crianças com idade abaixo de 5 anos que passaram a última noite no agregado familiar entrevistado e que dormiram debaixo de uma rede mosquiteira tratada com insecticida

Czech: % dětí mladších než 5 let, které strávily předešlou noc v domácnosti respondenta a spaly pod moskytiérou ošetřenou insekticidem

What is its purpose?

According to the WHO World Malaria Report (2017), the use of insecticide-treated bed nets has been shown to reduce malaria mortality rates by 55% in children aged under 5 years. This indicator therefore measures the proportion of children who spent the previous night in the interviewed households and slept under an insecticide-treated bed net.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data

Collect the following data by conducting individual interviews with the caregivers of a representative sample of children younger than 5 years:

 

RECOMMENDED SURVEY QUESTIONS (Q) AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS (A)

Q1: How many children under 5 years slept in your household last night?

A1:

1) ____ children

2) doesn’t know / no response

 

Q2: During the last night, did any of these children sleep under a mosquito net?

A2: yes / no

 

(ask the following questions only if the previous answer is YES)

 

Q3: How many of these children slept under a mosquito net?

A3:

1) ____ children

2) doesn’t know / no response

 

Q4: Can I please see the mosquito net(s) the children slept under?

A4: mosquito net was shown / mosquito net was not shown

 

Q5 for enumerator: What type of mosquito net did the children sleep under?

A5:

1) insecticide-treated net [fill in the locally available types and brands]

2) other type of net

3) not possible to determine the type of net

 

 

To calculate the indicator’s value, divide the number of children under 5 years who slept under an insecticide-treated net by those who did not. Multiply the result by 100 to convert it to a percentage. Exclude all respondents who at any point did not know or who did not show a mosquito net.

Disaggregate by

Disaggregate the data by the respondent’s location and wealth category.

Important Comments

1) Ensure that the enumerators are very familiar with the locally distributed / sold types of mosquito nets, so that they can recognize them easily. Consider providing them with pictures of various types of nets.

This guidance was prepared by People in Need ©

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