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Table 2 Knowledge of cholera among study participants

From: Assessing the risk factors of cholera epidemic in the Buea Health District of Cameroon

Characteristics Cases (n = 34) Controls (n = 101) Total (n = 135) χ 2 p-value
No (%) No (%) No (%)  
Heard of Cholera
 Yes 30 (88.2) 99 (98.0) 129 (95.6) 3.662 0.056
 No 04 (11.8) 02 (2.0) 06 (4.4)
Source of information
 Media 16 (47.1) 69 (68.3) 85 (62.9) 2.161 0.339
 Local population 17 (50) 44 (43.5) 61 (45.2)
 Hospital 03 (8.8) 16 (15.8) 19 (14.1)
Risk factors of Cholera
 Lack of safe drinking-water 11(32.4) 38 (37.6) 49 (36.3) 4.995 0.288
 Eating rotten food/fruits 03 (8.8) 29 (28.7) 32 (25.7)
 Poor hygiene practices 17 (50) 60 (59.4) 77 (57.0)
 Infected by cholera germ 03 (8.8) 08 (8.0) 12 (8.9)
 No idea 03 (2.8) 04 (3.9) 07 (5.2)
Transmission of Cholera
 Contaminated food 13 (38.2) 27 (26.7) 40 (29.6) 3.142 0.534
 Contaminated water 10 (29.4) 44 (43.6) 54 (40.0)
 Poor hygiene and sanitation 07 (20.6) 29 (28.7) 36 (26.7)
 Contact with infected persons 06 (17.6) 22 (21.8) 28 (20.7)
 No idea 05 (14.7) 13 (12.9) 18 (13.3)
Prevention of Cholera
 Good hygienic practices 23 (67.6) 85 (84.2) 108 (80.0) 7.887 0.096
 Avoiding infected persons 02 (5.9) 02 (2.0) 04 (3.0)
 Water treatment 05 (14.7) 09 (8.9) 14 (10.3)
 Drink potable water 07 (20.6) 35 (34.7) 42 (31.1)
 No idea 03 (8.8) 02 (2.0) 05 (3.7)