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Table 2 Reported knowledge on pneumonia among caregivers in Dangme West district, Ghana

From: Community perceptions and practices of treatment seeking for childhood pneumonia: a mixed methods study in a rural district, Ghana

Variable (Yes) n Percent (No) n Percent Don’t know (n) Percent
Heard of pneumonia (N = 501) 160 31.94 341 68.06 -  
Signs and symptoms of pneumonia (N = 160)
 Fever 18 11.25 49 30.63 93 58.12
 Fast breathing 18 11.25 49 30.63 93 58.12
 Difficulty breathing 19 11.88 48 30.00 93 58.12
 Cough 23 14.38 44 27.50 93 58.12
Causes (N = 160)
 Sleeping on bare cemented or cold floor 59 36.87 26 16.25 75 46.88
 Exposure to cold weather 56 35.00 29 18.12 75 46.88
 Sleeping close to electronic r fan 28 17.50 57 36.61 75 46.88
 Eating cold food/drinking very cold water 13 8.12 72 45.00 75 46.88
Treatment for pneumonia (N = 160)
 Take the sick child to the health facility 92 57.50 - - 68 42.50
Can pneumonia be prevented? (N = 160)
 Yes 97 60.63 2 1.25 61 38.12
Preventive measures/ways to prevent pneumonia (N = 160)
 Avoid sleeping on the bare cemented floor 59 36.88 25 15.62 76 47.50
 Avoid exposure to cold weather 54 33.75 30 18.75 76 47.50
 Avoid eating cold food/very cold water 14 8.75 70 43.75 76 47.50
 Avoid sleeping with fan on 28 17.5 56 35.00 76 47.50