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Table 2 Knowledge, attitude and practice of household respondents towards malaria, Jimma town, 2010

From: Urban malaria and associated risk factors in Jimma town, south-west Ethiopia

Variables Household respondents (N = 291)
   Frequency Percentage
Cause of malaria Plasmodium 209 71.8
  Unhygienic condition 38 13.1
  Cold weather 4 1.4
  Not know 40 13.8
Malaria is transmittable Yes 196 67.4
  No 33 11.3
  Not know 62 21.3
Ways of malaria transmission Mosquito bite 173 59.5
  Body contact with infected persons 16 5.5
  Respiratory routes 2 0.7
  Not know 100 34.4
Breeding site of mosquito Stagnant water 228 78.4
  Animal wastes 3 1.0
  Not know 60 20.6
Malaria is treatable and preventable Yes 256 88
  No 6 2
  Not know 29 10
Outcome of malaria if not treated early Death 211 72.5
  Self-cure 46 15.8
  Disability 2 0.6
  Not know 32 11.1