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Table 1 Perceived causes of malaria

From: Malaria vector control practices in an irrigated rice agro-ecosystem in central Kenya and implications for malaria control

Perceived cause % Responses (n = 368) χ2 Test
Village Age Gender Education Occupation
Working in the sun 0.8 0.225 0.911 0.966 0.143 0.227
Long rains/Being rained on 12.5 0.000 0.908 0.709 0.093 0.061
Wet and cold condition 10.6 0.363 0.715 0.870 0.942 0.275
Working in rice paddies 3 0.451 0.174 0.930 0.083 0.255
Mosquito bite 94.6 0.154 0.000 0.914 0.850 0.973
Eating raw foods/mangoes 5.2 0.000 0.804 0.001 0.443 0.204
Evil spirit/Demons/Witchcraft 0.3 0.127 0.981 0.644 0.626 0.953
Taking dirty/Polluted water 4.1 0.081 0.009 0.648 0.210 0.850
From another person with malaria 0.8 0.479 1 0.687 0.805 0.382
Stagnant water 16 0.467 0.532 0.430 0.122 0.113
Dirty home surroundings/Environment 4.6 0.019 0.699 0.689 0.316 0.283
Don't know 1.1 0.532 0.000 0.687 0.135 0.846
Others 2.4 0.001 0.002 0.432 0.404 0.620