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Factors associated with the use of insecticide-treated nets: analysis of the 2018 Burkina Faso Malaria Indicator Survey
Authors: Mahamadi Tassembedo, Soumaila Coulibaly, and Boukary Ouedraogo
Source: Malaria Journal, Volume 20, Article number: 220 (2021); DOI:
Topic(s): Insecticidetreated mosquito nets (ITNs)
Country: Africa
  Burkina Faso
Published: MAY 2021
Abstract: Background: Sleeping under an ITN reduces contact with mosquitoes through the combination of a physical barrier and an insecticidal effect, which reduces the incidence of malaria. The 2016–2020 Burkina Faso National Malaria Strategic Plan aims to have at least 90% of the population, 100% of children under age 5, and 100% of pregnant women sleep under an ITN. Methods: The analysis examines individual, household, and community-level factors associated with ITN usage. According to the 2017–18 Burkina Faso MIS, 58% of individuals in households that own at least one ITN reported that they slept under an ITN on the night before the survey. Results: The use of ITNs was significantly associated with individual, household, and community-level variables that included age, gender, age of household head, number of sleeping rooms, wealth, malaria prevalence, residence, and region. Conclusions: The results highlight areas of intervention at the individual, household, and community levels that can increase ITN use.