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Table 2 Attitude toward cholera and cholera vaccine (n = 2,830)

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

Statement Agreed Disagreed
Given score Percentage Given score Percentage
Believe that we should wash our both hands with soap or ash after defecation +1 99.9 −1 0.1
Believe that it may cause disease if stool is passed at anywhere +1 99.9 −1 0.1
Believe that we should wash our hands before taking any food +1 100.0 −1 0
Believe that we should encourage people for cholera vaccination +1 99.9 −1 0.1
Believe that cholera is very serious for children +1 98.2 −1 1.8
Believe that cholera is a very serious disease for adults +1 97.5 −1 2.5
Believe that cholera is a severe health problem which may cause death +1 99.5 −1 0.5
Believe that cholera can be prevented through vaccination +1 86.4 −1 0.8, *don’t know- 12.8
Believe that cholera vaccine may be harmful for health −1 2.4 +1 64.4, *don’t know- 33.3
Total given score 9
Mean score of attitude with SD 7.14 ± 0.80
% of highly positive (score equal to or greater than 5) 97.0 (95% CI: 96.4-97.6)
% of less positive (score equal to or less than 4) 3.0 (95% CI: 2.4-3.6)
  1. * Don’t know responses were scored as 0.