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Table 3 Perceptions of asymptomatic infections in relation to socio-demographic characteristics [% of respondents affirming the statement (n/N)]

From: Community perspectives on treating asymptomatic infections for malaria elimination in The Gambia

  Hidden malaria in the body Increased risk in same household Mosquito bites trigger symptoms Hot sun triggers symptoms Drinking milk triggers symptoms
Total 73% (538/736) 71% (416/586) 89% (520/585) 91% (533/587) 85% (498/586)
Gender
 Male 74% (225/306) 71% (172/243) 87% (210/242) 89% (216/243) 85% (206/243)
 Female 73% (306/421) 71% (240/336) 91% (306/336) 92% (310/337) 85% (286/336)
 p-value 0.800 0.865 0.100 0.205 0.909
Ethnicity
 Mandinka 74% (285/383) 74% (218/296) 90% (267/296) 95% (283/297) 87% (257/297)
 Fula 73% (159/219) 67% (125/186) 88% (163/185) 83% (155/186) 82% (152/185)
 Wolof 60% (30/50) 58% (19/33) 79% (26/33) 91% (30/33) 82% (27/33)
 Other 76% (64/85) 76% (54/71) 90% (64/71) 92% (65/71) 87% (62/71)
 p-value 0.162 0.108 0.245 < 0.001 0.517
Education level
 None 72% (380/530) 70% (290/416) 88% (366/415) 91% (378/417) 85% (355/417)
 Primary 78% (113/144) 76% (91/119) 92% (109/119) 90% (107/119) 84% (100/119)
 Secondary 76% (29/38) 63% (20/32) 88% (28/32) 100% (32/32) 87% (27/31)
 p-value 0.242 0.207 0.563 0.182 0.905
Socio-economic status quartile
 Wealthiest 80% (143/178) 73% (108/148) 92% (139/151) 89% (135/152) 84% (128/152)
 2nd 73% (132/180) 73% (105/144) 88% (117/132) 91% (121/133) 81% (107/132)
 3rd 69% (124/179) 68% (91/133) 88% (128/145) 97% (140/145) 89% (129/145)
 Poorest 73% (133/181) 69% (105/152) 87% (129/148) 88% (130/148) 86% (127/148)
 p-value 0.118 0.745 0.562 0.043 0.313