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Table 2 Respondents knowledge of the cause of malaria

From: Malaria knowledge and agricultural practices that promote mosquito breeding in two rural farming communities in Oyo State, Nigeria

Cause of Malaria Fasola community (N = 199) Soku community (N = 204) Total (%)
Frequency (%) Frequency (%) Frequency (%)
Consumption of contaminated Food/water 147 (41.3) 84 (28.4) 231 (35.4)
Staying long in the sun 53 (14.9) 83 (28.1) 136 (20.0)
Dirty surroundings 54 (15.2) 38 (12.9) 92 (14.1)
*Mosquito bite 40 (11.2) 41 (13.9) 81 (12.4)
Stress 41 (11.5) 27 (9.2) 68 (10.4)
Rainy/cold weather 14 (3.9) 19 (6.5) 33 (5.1)
Body pains and headache 7 (2.0) 3 (1.0) 10 (1.6)
  1. * Mosquito bite (most appropriate answer)