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Table 1 Perceived causes of malaria.

From: Perspectives of people in Mali toward genetically-modified mosquitoes for malaria control

Perceived causes of malaria Rural areas* Urban areas* Doctors & scientists* Traditional healers* Total*
Mosquitoes 20 20 9 5 54
Mosquitoes & other causes 5 7 - 2 14
Nothing to do with mosquitoes 5 3 - 3 11
Dirtiness (attracts mosquitoes) 3 13 2 - 18
Foods (sweet foods, oily foods) 4 5 - 5 14
Dirtiness (general dirtiness, dirty water, dirty food) 3 5 - 1 9
Weather (cold weather, rain, wind, working in the sun) 4 2 - 2 8
Other insects (flies, other blood-feeding insects) 1 1 - 1 3
Rain, standing water (attracts mosquitoes) 1 2 - - 3
Neem tree (attracts mosquitoes) - 1 - - 1
Malnutrition 1 - - - 1
Constipation - 1 - - 1
  1. *Number of interviewees