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Table 3 Questions assessing healthcare providers' knowledge of malaria prevention

From: Assessing healthcare providers' knowledge and practices relating to insecticide-treated nets and the prevention of malaria in Ghana, Laos, Senegal and Tanzania

Question (True/False) All
N = 372
Ghana
N = 107
Laos
N = 136
Senegal
N = 51
Tanzania
N = 75
Insecticide-treated nets that are torn are no longer effective and should not be used. [False] 43.3% (158/365) 32.4% (34/105) 50.7% (69/136) 7.8% (4/51) 69.9% (51/73)
The use of insecticide-treated nets can reduce the number of bites in sleepers without nets in the same houses. [True] 68.3% (250/366) 68.6% (72/105) 61.8% (84/136) 78.4% (40/51) 73.0% (54/74)
The use of untreated nets can divert extra biting to sleepers without nets in the same houses. [True] 48.5% (176/363) 60.8% (62/102) 25.7% (35/136) 51.0% (26/51) 71.6% (53/74)
Insecticide-treated nets need regular re-treatment to remain effective while long-lasting insecticidal nets remain effective for a long time and after many washes, without the need for re-treatment. [True] 57.2% (207/362) 64.7% (66/102) 21.3% (29/136) 98.0% (50/51) 84.9% (62/73)
Insecticide-treated nets' ability to reduce the number of malaria episodes in communities with stable malaria has not been demonstrated. [False] 56.6% (206/364) 69.5% (73/105) 19.9% (27/136) 88.2% (45/51) 84.7% (61/72)
All answers correct 4% 10% 0% 4% 33%
  1. Data show the percentage and fraction of respondents who correctly answered each question