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Table 2 Knowledge of respondents about the transmission mechanism and preventive measures of malaria, ITN awareness and associated factors in Chewaka district, South West Ethiopia, 2014

From: Insecticide treated nets use and its determinants among settlers of Southwest Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent
Main transmission mechanism of malaria (n = 574)
 Bitten by mosquito 342 59.6
 Living near collected water 138 24.0
 Feeling cold 16 2.7
 Presence of wastes 35 6.1
 Drinking dirty water 24 4.2
 Being hungry 9 1.6
 Being in the rain 9 1.6
 Other 1 0.2
Main preventive measures of malaria (n = 529)
 Use of ITN 208 39.3
 Take tablet 85 16.1
 Proper disposal of wastes 89 16.8
 Use of traditional remedies 19 3.6
 Fumigants 9 1.7
 Use insecticide spray 59 11.2
 Drainage 59 11.2
 Others 1 0.2
Ever heard education messages about ITNs (n = 574)
 No 79 13.8
 Yes 495 86.2
Think that sleeping under ITN have benefit (n = 574)
 No 9 1.6
 Yes 565 98.4
The benefits of sleeping under ITN (n = 565)
 Don’t get bitten by mosquito 274 48.5
 Don’t get bothered by other mosquito 95 16.8
 Don’t get malaria 191 33.8
 To get warmth 5 0.9
Believe that sleeping under ITN has problem (n = 574)
 No 532 92.7
 Yes 42 7.3
Problems associated with sleeping under ITNs (n = 42)
 Difficult to get at night 18 42.9
 It is too hot to sleep under ITNs 14 33.3
 It takes time to tuck a net each night 5 11.9
 Mosquito can still bite through ITN 4 9.5
 No enough air when sleeping under 1 2.4