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Table 2 Knowledge about malaria, causes, symptoms and prevention

From: Knowledge, attitude and behaviour towards the use of insecticide treated mosquito nets among pregnant women and children in rural Southwestern Uganda

Variable Frequency (n) Percent (%)
Causes of malaria (n = 366)
 Mosquitoes 305 83.6
 Bedbugs 43 11.7
 Cats 10 2.7
 Rats 8 2.2
Signs and symptoms of malaria infection (n = 364)
 Fever 222 61.0
 Headache 23 6.3
 Chills 7 1.9
 Energy loss 36 10.0
 Sweating 75 20.6
 Vomiting 1 0.3
Ways to prevent and control malaria (n = 365)
 Sleeping in bed nets 362 98.6
 Clearing bushes around homesteads 1 0.3
 Using insecticides to spray around and in homes 1 0.3
 Wearing long sleeved clothes 1 0.3