Children Who Slept Under an ITN

Outcome indicator, Output indicator

Indicator Phrasing

% of children under age 5 who spent the previous night in the interviewed households and slept under an insecticide-treated bed net
% d’enfants de moins de 5 ans ayant passé la nuit précédente dans les foyers interrogés et ayant dormi sous une moustiquaire traitée
% dětí mladších než 5 let, které strávily předešlou noc v domácnosti respondenta a spaly pod moskytiérou ošetřenou insekticidem

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

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 caretakers 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

 

 

Calculate the indicator’s value by dividing the number of children under 5 years who slept under an insecticide-treated net by those who did not and multiplying the result by 100. Exclude all respondents who at any point did not know or who did not show a mosquito net.

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.

 

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

 

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