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Table 2 Knowledge on programme driven preventive measures

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

  Frequency Percentage
Knowledge on indoor residual spray 300 (out of 773) 38.8
 Among those who know IRS (N = 300)   
 Know its importance 227 75.7
 Do you know how it is done 265 88.3
 Who does it 176 58.7
Source of knowledge   
 Total 300  
 GoMP staff 47 15.7
 MEDP staff 31 10.3
 Others 77 25.7
 Do not know 145 48.3
 Total 300 100
Knowledge on long lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN)   
 Heard about LLINs 318 (out of 773) 41.1
LLIN was known to community as (N = 318)   
 Medicated nets 124 39.0
 Govt nets 69 21.7
 Insecticide nets 12 3.8
 LLIN 19 6.0
 Others 94 29.6
 Know the importance 265 83.3
 Know the difference between regular and  LLIN 203 63.8
 Knowledge of fixing the nets 255 80.2
 Knowledge of washing and drying nets 115 36.2
Purpose for which LLINs are being used   
 Fishing 11 3.5
 Protection from mosquitoes 303 95.3
 Protection from insects and snakes 8 2.5
 Total 318  
Know high risk groups for malaria 320 (out of 773) 41.4
Risk groups (multiple responsible) (N = 320)   
 Pregnant women 78 24.4
 New born 223 69.7
 Age more than 60 years 80 25.0
 Labour/migratory workers 20 6.3
 Do not know 19 5.9
Know the names of drugs for malaria 45 (out of 773) 5.8
Main drugs for malaria (multiple response)   
 Chloroquine 39 5.0
 Primaquine 11 1.4
 ACT 3 0.4