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Table 1 Knowledge on malaria transmission and its symptoms

From: Assessing community knowledge, attitude and practices to strengthen communication strategy for Malaria Elimination Demonstration Project in Mandla

  Frequency Percentage
Agents of spread of malaria   
 Mosquito bites 603 78.01
 Drinking dirty water 56 7.24
 Stale food 10 1.29
 Touching infected person 10 1.29
 Do not know 85 11
 Other (ant bites, garbage etc.) 9 1.16
Site of mosquito breeding (multiple response possible)   
 Dirty water 461 59.64
 Garbage 139 17.98
 Stagnant clean water 134 17.34
 Muddy sludges/puddles 234 30.27
 Do not know 80 10.35
 Others 10 1.29
Symptoms of malaria (multiple response on symptoms is possible)   
 Headache 228 29.5
 Vomiting 74 9.57
 High fever 226 29.24
 Intermittent fever 31 4.01
 Fever with chills 503 65.07
 Do not know 129 16.69
 Others 19 2.46
Types of malaria   
 Vivax 8 1.03
 Falciparum 12 1.55
 Malariae 1 0.13
 Ovale 20 2.59
 Do not know 732 94.7
Information source for malaria   
 ASHA 124 16.04
 ANM 57 7.37
 MTS/MI (GoMP) 6 0.78
 VMW/MFC (MEDP) 579 74.9
 Others 7 0.91
 Total 773 100