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Table 3 Knowledge and practices regarding malaria in the study population in Rudan County, southeast of Iran

From: Community knowledge and practices regarding malaria and long-lasting insecticidal nets during malaria elimination programme in an endemic area in Iran

Parameters Number Percent
Malaria transmission   
Mosquito bites 311 77.8
Drinking dirty water 38 9.5
Eating contaminated food 11 2.7
Inhaling polluted air 8 2
Don’t know 32 8
Malaria symptoms   
Fever 67 16.7
Chill 5 1.3
Fever and chill 275 68.7
Bone pain 36 9
Abdominal discomfort 9 2.3
Don’t know 8 2
Malaria preventive measures   
Use of long- lasting insecticidal nets 243 60.8
Use of indoor residual spraying 60 15
Chemoprophylaxis 18 4.5
Use of door/window screens 58 14.5
Others 13 3.2
Noting 8 2
Mosquito breeding places   
Stagnant water 290 72.5
Rubbish 49 12.3
Don’t know 51 12.7
Others 10 2.5
History of malaria infection in family members 40 10
Interesting in participation in malaria control programmes 204 51