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Table 4 Knowledge assessment and their information channel

From: Evaluation of the behaviour change communication and community mobilization activities in Myanmar artemisinin resistance containment zones

Category Description Number Percent (n = 734)
General knowledge on “malaria” Know the disease, “malaria” 734 88.22a
Know the blood test for diagnosis 271 36.92
Know the symptoms of malaria 646 88.01
Cause of malaria Mosquitoes bite 604 82.29
Drink/bath of dirty water 177 24.11
Related to food (e.g., banana) 48 6.54
Visiting to forest 37 5.04
Sleeping/staying in the forest 26 3.54
Prevention of malaria Bed net can prevent “malaria” 403 54.90
ITN can prevent “malaria” 295 40.19
Drink of boiled water 65 8.86
Do not know 115 15.67
Knowledge on anti-malarial Know any antimalarial 272 29.02
Artesunate 129 8.31
Artemether 122 8.04
Quinine 62 6.95
Coartem 36 6.95
Chloroquine 32 6.13
Others 25 3.41
Source of information Health staff 213 3.13
Poster 61 1.77
Leaflet/Brochures 59 0.95
TV 51 4.50
Radio 51 17.30
Village health volunteer 45 8.58
Friends/neighbors 25 11.17
Billboard 23 71.80
Others 13 37.06
Do not remember 7 17.57
Received information last time Within 1 month 33 16.62
2–6 months 127 8.45
6–12 months 63 4.90
Not sure 82 4.36
  1. aThis percentage was calculated based on all 832 participants and all others were based on the persons who know the disease, malaria (n = 734)