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Table 4 Knowledge, perceptions and practices related to EDPT and bed nets

From: Spatial distribution, work patterns, and perception towards malaria interventions among temporary mobile/migrant workers in artemisinin resistance containment zone

Characteristic Rubber Fishing Palm oil Others Total
n = 105 n = 54 n =183 n = 66 n = 408
Knowledge of symptomsǂ
Fever 71 (67.6) 42 (77.8) 131 (71.6) 45 (68.2) 289 (70.8)
Chills & rigor 89 (84.8) 46 (85.2) 146 (79.8) 51 (77.3) 332 (81.4)
Headache 63 (60.0) 17 (31.5) 85 (46.4) 36 (54.5) 201 (49.3)
Knowledge for malaria confirmationǂ
Confirmed by microscopy 71 (67.6) 25 (46.3) 99 (54.1) 42 (63.6) 237 (58.1)
Confirmed by RDT 65 (61.9) 27 (50.0) 117 (63.9) 41 (62.1) 250 (61.3)
Awareness of antimalarialdrugsǂ
Chloroquine 6 (5.7) 4 (7.4) 4 (2.2) 3 (4.5) 17 (4.2)
Artesunate 20 (19.0) 6 (11.1) 29 (15.8) 6 (9.1) 61 (15.0)
Quinine 4 (3.8) 3 (5.6) 5 (2.7) 2 (3.0) 14 (3.4)
Priority for ITNs/LLINsǂ
Pregnant women 69 (65.7) 32 (59.3) 116 (63.4) 39 (59.1) 256 (62.7)
Under five children 97 (92.4) 40 (74.1) 167 (91.3) 61 (92.4) 365 (89.5)
Temporary migrant workers 37 (35.2) 11 (20.4) 78 (42.6) 25 (37.9) 151 (37.0)
Perceived risk of malaria 80 (76.2) 40 (74.1) 135 (73.8) 43 (65.2) 298 (73.0)
Perceived risk of non-compliance to full course of anti-malarialsǂ   
Parasites remained 51 (48.6) 20 (37.0) 78 (42.6) 24 (36.4) 173 (42.4)
Febrile again 76 (72.4) 30 (55.6) 119 (65.0) 49 (74.2) 274 (67.2)
Drug resistance 13 (12.4) 6 (11.1) 11 (6.0) 10 (15.2) 40 (9.8)
Sought help from public facilities 63 (60.0) 21 (38.9) 111(60.7) 35 (53.0) 230 (56.4)
Bed net use last night n = 371 n = 221 n = 665 n = 261 n = 1518
Slept under ordinary net 118 (31.8) 86 (38.9) 189 (28.4) 107(41.0) 500 (32.9)
Slept under ITN/LLIN 208 (56.1) 95 (43.0) 419 (63.0) 122 (46.7) 844 (55.6)
To buy ITNs/LLINsǂ n = 105 n = 54 n =183 n = 66 n = 408
Willingness 95 (90.5) 46 (85.2) 164 (89.6) 56 (84.8) 361 (88.5)
  n = 70 n = 30 n = 154 n = 40 n = 294
Affordability 46 (65.7) 19 (63.3) 80 (51.9) 32 (80.0) 177(60.2)
  1. Percentages shown in parentheses; ǂSingle item response.