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Table 1 Knowledge, Attitude and Perception (KAP) on chikungunya in villages in Tumkur District, Karnataka, India, March 2006

From: Comparative efficacy of two poeciliid fish in indoor cement tanks against chikungunya vector Aedes aegyptiin villages in Karnataka, India

Questionnaire Respondents (n= 50)
1. Do you know about the fever in your area? Yes-39 (78.0%)
No-11 (22.0%)
2. Do you know what causes this fever? No-36 (72.0%)
Dengue fever -3 (6.0%)
Dirty air -1 (2.0%)
Rats-1 (2.0%)
Mosquitoes-9 (18.0%)
3. Do you know that mosquitoes spread this fever? No-39 (78.0%)
May be- 2 (4.0%)
Yes-9 (18.0%)
4. What do you do when someone in your family gets this fever? Go to hospital-48 (96.0%)
Not certain- 2 (4.0%)
5. What do you think is the cure for this fever? Control mosquitoes-1 (2.0%)
Medicine-46 (92.0%)
Drinking water- 1 (2.0%)
Do not know-2 (4.0%)
6. Do you know where these mosquitoes breed? Stagnant dirty water-33 (66.0%)
Cracks in walls-1 (2.0%)
Earth and air -1 (2.0%)
Do not know- 15 (30.0%)
7. What are the water storage facilities in your house? Cement tanks-33 (66.0%)
Metal/Plastic containers-9 (18.0%)
Earthen pots- 7 (14.0%)
Overhead tanks-1 (2.0%)
8. Do you cover them? Yes-39 (78.0%)
Sometimes-2 (4.0%)
No-9 (18.0%)
9. How often do you clean and dry the containers? Less than 1 week-33 (66.0%)
More than 1 week -14 (28.0%)
Non-response-3 (6.0%)
10. How do you protect yourself from mosquito bites in day and night? No protection-24 (48.0%)
Protection*-26 (52.0%)
11. Do you know that fish can control mosquito larvae? Yes - 4 (8%)
No - 46 (92%)
12. Will you co-operate if we introduce control measures? Yes-50 (100.0%)
  1. *Protection measures-Coils, nets, fans, Neem (Azadirachta indica) smokes.