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Table 3 Attitudes about malaria

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices of malaria in Colombia

  Medium risk High risk  
  (n=214) (n=53)  
Responded affirmatively n % n % p-value
Is getting malaria normal? 98 45.8 6 11.3 0.000
Does standing water facilitate transmission? 179 83.6 45 84.9 0.823
Can tablets cure malaria? 191 89.3 41 77.4 0.022
Is the blood smear necessary? 200 93.5 38 71.7 0.000
Is it needed to finish the treatment? 184 86.0 25 47.2 0.000
Have you had malaria more than once? 195 91.1 45 84.9 0.179
Have you bought tablets without a prescription? 63 29.4 28 52.8 0.001
Can physical contact transmit malaria? 21 9.8 12 22.6 0.011
Is it annoying to use bed nets? 39 18.2 14 26.4 0.181
Does the presence of mosquitoes bother you? 204 95.3 47 88.7 0.068