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Table 2 Participants’ knowledge about climate change

From: Knowledge and perception about climate change and human health: findings from a baseline survey among vulnerable communities in Bangladesh

Variable Frequency (%)
Have you heard of what ‘Climate Change’ means from any source?  
 Yes 3645 (54.2)
 No 3073 (45.8)
What is the main source of your information on climate change?a  
 Newspaper 416 (11.4)
 Weekly magazine 51 (1.4)
 Radio 1423 (39.0)
 Television 2026 (55.6)
 Neighbours 1999 (54.8)
 Health workers 513 (14.0)
 Teachers 164 (4.5)
 Family members/Relatives 12 (0.33)
 Imams of the mosque 1 (0.03)
 NGO workers 5 (0.14)
 Personal involvement in Training 1 (0.03)
Type of change in climatea  
 Excessive Temperature 3033 (83.2)
 Excessive cold 1575 (43.2)
 Change of pattern of rainfall 1967 (53.9)
 Frequent cyclone or tidal wave 1329 (36.5)
 Frequent Flood 502 (13.8)
 Water logging 317 (8.7)
 Don’t know/Don’t understand  
Causes or reasons for climate changea  
 Deforestation 2953 (81.0)
 Industrial effluents 1023 (28.1)
 Population Growth 2075 (56.9)
 Black smoke of vehicles 914 (25.1)
 Excessive carbon emission by the developed country 177 (4.9)
 Rapid urbanization and changes in life style 71 (1.9)
 Others 32 (0.9)
  1. a(n = 3645) percentage total may add up to more than 100 % as multiple responses were permissible