Using household survey data collected between March and April 2014, this study evaluates the role of socio-demographic characteristics, caregiver insecticide treated net (ITN) ideation, household characteristics, and community factors in ITN use among household members. The tested hypothesis is that the factors affecting ITN use operate at individual, household, and community levels. What differentiates this study from most previous studies is its focus on the role of ideational characteristics and unmeasured factors operating at the household and community levels in intra-household ITN allocation. The study took place in four counties of Liberia in 2014, just prior to rainy season: Bong, Cape Mount, Grand Kru and Rivercess.
This was first published on July 12, 2016, in Volume 11, Issue 7 of PLOS ONE.