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Table 2 Perception about malaria and ITN among respondents in east Belessa, Northwest Ethiopia, 2020

From: Insecticide-treated net utilization and associated factors among pregnant women and under-five children in East Belessa District, Northwest Ethiopia: using the Health Belief model

Theoretical variables Poor High Total Mean ± SD
Perceived susceptibility 373 (51.5%) 351 (48.5%) 724 (100%) 25.29 ± 3.79
Perceived severity 348 (48.1%) 376 (51.9%) 724 (100%) 25.78 ± 3.7459
Perceived benefit 341 (47.1%) 383 (52.9%) 724 (100%) 26.69 ± 3.4215
Perceived barrier 398 (55%) 326 (45%) 724 (100%) 11.5 ± 5.2942
Self-efficacy 398 (55%) 326 (45%) 724 (100%) 24.99 ± 3.7781
Cues to action 320 (44.2%) 404 (55.8%) 724 (100%) 22.57 ± 4.7024