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Table 1 Respondents’ knowledge of cholera

From: Knowledge of, attitudes toward, and preventive practices relating to cholera and oral cholera vaccine among urban high-risk groups: findings of a cross-sectional study in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Characteristics Given score Percentage
(n = 2,830)
Recognition of cholera
Watery stool with or without vomiting 1 23
Causes of cholera
Lack of safe drinking-water, or drinking of polluted water 1 80
Eating rotten food/lack of food protection against contamination/if the food has not been covered up 1 83
Affected by cholera germ 1 1
Type of cholera management
ORS 1 92
Rice saline 1 38
IV fluid 1 19
Home-made saline 1 38
Plain water 1 4
Places of cholera management
Home 1 48
Health center 1 95
Cholera-prevention measures
Use of safe water 1 74
Proper sanitation 1 7
Health education 1 7
Food safety 1 87
Basic hygiene practices 1 85
Total given score 16  
Total mean score with SD 7.79 ± 2.62  
Good knowledge (score equal to or greater than 9)   46 (95% CI: 43.9-47.5)
Poor knowledge (score equal to or less than 8)   54 (95% CI: 52.5-56.1)