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Table 2 Malaria knowledge of participants in the selected study households

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices of malaria in Colombia

  Medium risk High risk  
  (n=214) (n = 53)  
  n % n % p-value
Yes/No questions      
Does the person know how malaria is transmitted? (Yes) 186 86.9 42 79.2 0.157
Can malaria be transmitted by blood transfusion? (Yes) 0 0.0 3 5.7 --
Is it necessary to go to the microscopist? (Yes) 192 89.7 49 92.5 0.548
Can malaria be cured with tablets? (Yes) 191 89.3 49 92.5 0.489
Multiple choice questions      
What are the Malaria symptoms?      
   Fever 113 52.8 27 50.9 0.808
   Headache 38 17.8 7 13.2 0.428
   Chills 32 15.0 11 20.8 0.304
What happens if a person does not complete the treatment?
   Nothing 8 3.7 13 24.5 0.000
   Can die 176 82.2 8 15.1 0.000
Who taught you what you know about malaria?      
   Friends 142 66.4 18 34.0 0.000
   Family 63 29.4 28 52.8 0.001
   School 9 4.2 6 11.3 0.044
Responsible for malaria control      
   Government 62 29.0 8 15.1 0.040
   Health promoter 103 48.1 20 37.3 0.174
What can be done inside the house to prevent malaria?      
   ITN 146 68.2 46 86.8 0.007
   IRS 86 40.2 2 3.8 0.000
   Cannot do anything 1 0.5 2 3.8 0.041
What can be done outside the house to prevent malaria?      
   Avoid weeds, cut grass 74 34.6 3 5.7 0.000
   Avoid standing water 85 39.7 2 3.8 0.000
   Insecticide spraying 61 28.5 2 3.8 0.000
   Cannot do anything 5 2.3 11 20.8 0.000
   Not known - No answers 22 10.3 33 62.3 0.000