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Table 3 Knowledge and attitude of respondents regarding transmission and preventive methods of malaria, 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 Frequency (%)
Mode of transmission Through mosquito bite 130(95.6)
  Through bodily contact with patients 15 (11.0)
  Via respiratory route 4(2.9)
  By flies 2(1.5)
Preventive methods Take tablets 151(53.2)
  House spray with insecticide 224(78.9)
  Drain stagnant water 239(84.2)
  Clear the vegetation 130(45.8)
  Use of mosquito net 266(93.7)
  Fumigation 149(52.5)
  Closing windows and doors 166(58.4)
Advantage of mosquito nets Protect from mosquito bite 248(87.3)
  Avoid getting malaria 201(70.8)
  Protect from other insects 148(52.1)
  Sleep better 80 (28.2)
  Warmer 27 (9.5)
  1. Note: Percentages do not add up to 100 because of multiple responses.