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Table 3 Community attitudes and practices for dengue control

From: Association between the level of education and knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding dengue in the Caribbean region of Colombia

Dependent variables Total High school graduates Non-high school graduates p value
Attends community meetings 301/1052 (28.6%) 192/614 (31.3%) 109/438 (24.9%) 0.02
Participates in activities to prevent dengue in the neighborhood 200/1051 (19%) 124/613 (20.2%) 76/438 (17.4%) 0.24
Agrees with neighbors to collect garbage around the home 235/1052 (22.3%) 144/614 (23.5%) 91/438 (20.8%) 0.30
Do you educate other family members and/or neighbors regarding measures to prevent dengue? 447/1050 (42.6%) 285/612 (46.6%) 162/438 (37%) 0.002
Do you have the ability to take action to control dengue? 278/1052 (26.4%) 182/614 (29.6%) 96/438 (21.9%) 0.01
Do you consider your suggestions to control dengue are heard? 404/1051 (38.4%) 257/612 (42%) 147/439 (33.5%) 0.01
Do you lead campaigns to prevent dengue? 87/1052 (8.3%) 53/613 (8.6%) 34/439 (7.7%) 0.60
Do you get help for dengue prevention programs? 99/1048 (9.4%) 65/610 (10.7%) 34/438 (7.8%) 0.11
Do you file claims with the authorities when you consider they are not taking actions for dengue control in your community? 246/1049 (23.5%) 152/613 (24.8%) 94/436 (21.6%) 0.22
Reasons that hinder the implementation of preventive measures against dengue:
 Lack of time 286/1053 (27.2%) 190/614 (30.9%) 96/439 (21.9%) 0.001
 Lack of information 592/1053 (56.2%) 349/614 (56.8%) 243/439 (55.4%) 0.63
 Lack of funds 203/1053 (19.3%) 103/614 (16.8%) 100/439 (22.8%) 0.01
 Other reason 79/1053 (7.5%) 44/614 (7.2%) 35/439 (8%) 0.62
You consider that the party responsible for taking measures to prevent dengue should be:
 The municipal government 590/1053 (56%) 335/614 (54.6%) 255/439 (58.1%) 0.26
 Medical staff 62/1053 (5.9%) 37/614 (6%) 25/439 (5.7%) 0.82
 Parents or guardians 118/1053 (11.2%) 68/614 (11.1%) 50/439 (11.4%) 0.87
 Everyone / All people living in the community 490/1053 (46.5%) 297/614 (48.4%) 193/439 (44%) 0.16
 Other 82/1053 (7.8%) 48/614 (7.8%) 34/439 (7.7%) 0.97