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Table 7 Self-assessment of own knowledge about malaria (1–5-point scale) before and after initiation of MEDP IEC activities

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

Variables N Average score of knowledge (1–5 point scale) Paired test
P value
Before MEDP After MEDP
Age     
 18–29 246 1.6 ± 0.8 2.8 ± 1.1 0.000
 30–44 262 1.5 ± 0.7 2.9 ± 1.1 0.000
 45 +  265 1.5 ± 0.7 2.8 ± 1.1 0.000
Sex     
 Female 256 1.4 ± 0.7 2.8 ± 1.1 0.000
 Male 517 1.6 ± 0.7 2.9 ± 1.1 0.000
Marital status     
 Unmarried 107 1.8 ± 0.9 3.1 ± 1.2 0.000
 Married 666 1.5 ± 0.7 2.8 ± 1.1 0.000
Education     
 Illiterate 147 1.2 ± 0.5 2.9 ± 1.1 0.000
 Primary 188 1.4 ± 0.6 2.7 ± 1.0 0.000
 Middle 170 1.4 ± 0.7 3.1 ± 1.2 0.000
 High school 268 1.8 ± 0.8 2.8 ± 1.1 0.000
Occupation     
 Farmer 295 1.6 ± 0.7 2.9 ± 1.1 0.000
 Labour 296 1.4 ± 0.6 2.7 ± 1.0 0.000
 Others 76 1.7 ± 0.8 3.1 ± 1.2 0.000
 No-work/housewife 106 1.6 ± 0.8 2.8 ± 1.1 0.000
Caste     
 ST/SC 538 1.5 ± 0.6 2.8 ± 1.1 0.000
 Others 235 1.7 ± 0.8 2.9 ± 1.1 0.000
Income     
 < 10 K 534 1.54 ± 0.7 2.9 ± 1.1 0.000
 ≥ 10 K 239 1.52 ± 0.8 2.8 ± 1.1 0.000
Wealth index     
 Poorest 154 1.4 ± 0.6 2.7 ± 0.9 0.000
 Poorer 156 1.5 ± 0.7 2.9 ± 1.0 0.000
 Middle 154 1.4 ± 0.6 2.6 ± 1.1 0.000
 Richer 155 1.6 ± 0.7 3.0 ± 1.2 0.000
 Richest 154 1.8 ± 0.9 2.8 ± 1.1 0.000
 Total 773 1.5 ± 0.7 2.8 ± 1.1 0.000