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Table 2 Perceptions and experiences about podoconiosis prevention

From: Podoconiosis patients’ willingness to pay for treatment services in Northwest Ethiopia: potential for cost recovery

Question Response Number (%)
What is the cause of podoconiosis? Evil Spirit 178 (45.3)
Insect 15 (3.8)
Soil/mud 34 (8.6)
Contact with dirty water 6 (1.5)
Do not know 60 (20.4)
Is podoconiosis preventable? Yes 332 (84.5)
No 61 (15.5)
If the response to the above question is ‘Yes’: How can one prevent podoconiosis? Wearing shoes 94 (28.3)
Washing foot with soap and water 92 (27.7)
  Avoiding marriage with podoconiosis-affected family members 162 (48.8)
  Avoiding contact with podoconiosis patients 126 (38.0)