Table 1: Mosquito larval breeding containers and their characteristics in Dire Dawa.

Type of containerNumber of containers inspectedNumber of positive containersLocationSun exposureLid statusWater typeWater status
OutsideInsideLowPartialHighUnliddedPartialLiddedRainTapMixCleanPolluted

Tire2761352767856142231351025915226313
Barrel786573529341533396571475622
Plastic drum1169810313356813317968711181097
Jerrican143771212239832137446252692212914
Mud pot85625211436271
Flower pot282281297281216226
Discarded sink335339243333276
Buckets35112961316629615416314
Plastic bowl19215410919109145
Dustbin8286118835
Polythene sheet525415523
Discarded excavator1111111

Total75040569852241303206456201935451139266387