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Table 3 Comparison of accuracy rate of malaria-related health literacy and major indexes between the two groups, before and after intervention

From: Using WeChat official accounts to improve malaria health literacy among Chinese expatriates in Niger: an intervention study

Aspect Indexes Before intervention χ2 p After intervention χ2 p
Intervention Control Intervention Control
n % n % n % n %
Knowledge Malaria transmission knowledge 400 55.48 386 53.61 0.057 0.477 607 84.19 399 55.42 141.5 <0.001
Malaria prevention related knowledge 345 47.85 327 45.42 0.857 0.355 593 82.25 348 48.33 182.9 <0.001
Malaria diagnosis standard 100 13.87 99 13.75 0.004 0.948 570 79.06 111 15.42 585.4 <0.001
Malaria treatment approach 633 87.79 640 88.89 0.419 0.518 650 90.15 639 88.75 0.751 0.27
Attitude Malaria prevention attitude 426 59.08 427 59.31 0.007 0.932 611 84.74 431 59.86 111.42 <0.001
Wish to acquire malaria information 664 92.09 669 92.92 0.351 0.553 678 94.04 659 91.53 4.115 0.042
Malaria diagnosis and treat on time 377 52.29 373 51.81 0.034 0.854 588 81.55 380 52.78 133.98 <0.001
Practice Acquire malaria information activity 131 18.17 133 18.47 0.022 0.882 663 91.96 150 20.83 738.24 <0.001
Comprehensive malaria prevention practice activity 122 16.92 133 18.47 0.595 0.440 508 70.46 140 19.44 376.48 <0.001
Help others activity 669 92.79 676 93.89 0.702 0.402 681 94.45 652 90.56 8.96 0.02
Malaria diagnosis and treatment practice 715 99.17 714 99.17 0.000 0.998 711 98.61 710 98.61 0.00 0.998
Skill Knowledge acquire skill self-assessment 565 78.36 564 78.33 0.000 0.989 602 83.50 571 79.31 4.177 0.041
Malaria diagnosis skill self-assessment 605 83.91 614 85.28 0.516 0.472 616 85.44 600 83.33 1.21 0.271
Using RDT skill 183 25.38 183 25.42 0.000 0.998 587 81.41 188 26.11 443.32 <0.001
Reading doctor’s advice skill 405 56.17 411 57.08 0.122 0.727 568 78.78 417 57.92 72.49 <0.001