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Table 2 Knowledge and attitude of respondents related to symptoms and causes of malaria, and mosquito behaviors, Shewa Robit Town, northeastern Ethiopia, 2011

From: Community knowledge, attitude and practice about malaria in a low endemic setting of Shewa Robit Town, northeastern Ethiopia

Variables Category Frequency (%)
Cause of malaria mentioned Mosquito bite 242(85.2)
  Lack of personal hygiene 66(23.2)
  Cold weather 39(13.7)
  Hunger 94(33.1)
  Chewing maize stalk 96(33.8)
Signs/symptoms of malaria Fever 268(94.4)
  Chills 265(93.3)
  Headache 240(84.5)
  Back pain/Joint pain 197(69.4)
  Nausea/Vomiting 189(66.6
  Loss of appetite 173(60.9)
  Thirsty 196(69.0)
  Don’t know 2 (0.7)
When mosquitoes bite mostly Day 5(1.8)
  Night 238(83.8)
  Any time 26(9.1)
  Don’t know 15(5.3)
Common breeding sites Stagnant water 260(91.6)
  Running water 10(3.5)
  Waste materials 103(36.3)
  Vegetation 48(16.9)
  Houses 21(7.4)
  Don’t know 6(2.1)
Common resting sites Dark place inside houses 91(32.0)
  At edges of streams 146(51.4)
  Dirty areas 104(36.6)
  Don’t know 24(8.4)
  1. Note: Percentages do not add up to 100 because of multiple responses.