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Table 2 Knowledge on VL among study participants in Addis Zemen town, South Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia, 2012

From: Knowledge, attitude and practices related to visceral leishmaniasis among residents in Addis Zemen town, South Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percentage (%)
Heard about kalazar n = 346 Yes 303 87.6
No 43 12.4
Infectiousness of the Diseases n = 303 Yes 182 60.1
No 50 16.5
I don’t know 71 23.4
Mode of transmission n = 182 Malaria mosquito 1 .5
Worms 4 2.1
sleeping with infected person 18 9.6
Sand fly 128 68.1
I don’t know 27 14.4
Others 10 5.3
Sign and symptoms n = 303 Fever 3 1.0
Fatigue 1 0.33
Abdominal swelling 57 18.8
I don’t know 53 17.5
Others 1 0.33
More than one answer 188 62
Preventability of disease n = 303 Yes 246 81.2
No 16 5.3
Don’t know 41 13.5
Out come if left untreated n = 303 Death 293 96.7
Self cure 2 0.7
Don’t know 8 2.6
Knowledge on VL (overall) Knowledgeable Male 115 42.4
  female 156 57.6
Total 271 89.4
Not Knowledgeable Male 8 25
  Female 24 75
  Total 32 10.6