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Table 6 Association of selected KAP related variables with malaria prevalence, 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 Number of examined (N = 284) Positive (%) Fisher’s exact
Mosquito bite causes malaria Yes 242 4(1.6) 0.22
  No 42 2(4.8)  
Malaria is transmissible disease Yes 136 1(0.7) 0.22
  No 148 5(3.4)  
Preventive measures     
House spray with insecticide Yes 224 5(2.2) 1.00
  No 60 1(1.7)  
Drain stagnant water Yes 239 5(2.1) 1.00
  No 45 1(2.2)  
Clear the vegetation Yes 130 3(2.3) 1.00
  No 154 3(2.0)  
Use of mosquito net Yes 266 3(1.1) 0.01
  No 18 3(16.7)  
Practice     
House spray with insecticide Yes 169 2(1.2) 0.23
  No 115 4(3.5)  
Drain stagnant water Yes 133 3(2.3) 1.00
  No 151 3(2.0)  
Clear the vegetation Yes 41 2(4.9) 0.21
  No 243 4(1.7)  
Use of mosquito net Yes 246 3(1.2) 0.03
  No 38 3(7.9)