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Table 4 Respondents’ knowledge about transmission, prevention and signs and symptoms

From: Gains attained in malaria control coverage within settings earmarked for pre-elimination: malaria indicator and prevalence surveys 2012, Eritrea

Respondents’ awareness Residence Zoba Total
% (95 % CI)
Rural
% (95 % CI)
Urban
% (95 % CI)
Anseba
% (95 % CI)
Debub
% (95 % CI)
Gash Barka
% (95 % CI)
Semenawi Keih Bahri
% (95 % CI)
Malaria is transmitted by a mosquito bite 91 % (0–93) 93 % (0–95) 96 % (94–97) 88 % (84–91) 93 % (90–95) 92 % (89–94) 92 % (90–93)
Sleeping under a mosquito net to prevent malaria 91 % (89–92) 93 % (90–95) 95 % (93–97) 91 % (88–93) 92 % (89–94) 86 % (83–89) 92 % (90–93)
Malaria prevention medication 44 % (42–47) 56 % (51–61) 44 % (39–48) 52 % (48–55) 43 % (39–47) 52 % (45–59) 47 % (45–49)
Fever as a sign and symptom of malaria 83 % (80–84) 85 % (81–88) 88 % (84–90) 77 % (72–80) 86 % (82–88) 87 % (84–90) 83 % (81–85)
Heard or seen malaria awareness messages 31 % (27–36) 46 % (39–53) 45 % (39–52) 39 % (32–46) 26 % (19–34) 29 % (22–37) 35 % (31–39)
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