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Table 2 Distribution of attitude items on leptospirosis

From: Leptospirosis and its prevention: knowledge, attitude and practice of urban community in Selangor, Malaysia

  n = 315
Attitude items Good attitude n (%)a
I will wear gloves when I handle waste 224 (71.1)
I will make sure waste bin is always covered 287 (91.1)
I have to cooperate with the health authority to prevent and control leptospirosis 277 (87.9)
I will make sure my family is involved to clean the house 276 (87.6)
I need to inform to the health authority if there is any leptospirosis case 284 (90.2)
I will make sure my family does not swim at contaminated water bodies 253 (80.3)
I am not worried to wade in the flood 144 (45.7)
I am oblivious of any presence of rodents around my house 263 (83.5)
I will inform to the health authority if I suspect any leptospirosis cases 249 (79.0)
I do not mind if my house is dirty 260 (82.5)
I need to see a doctor if I am having a fever during leptospirosis outbreak 270 (85.7)
I need to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling waste 251 (79.7)
I am not worried if I am not wearing PPE such as boots, face mask etc. when handling waste 200 (63.5)
  1. aPercentage of good attitude of respondents whom answered “strongly agree” or “agree” for attitude that they should have agreed and “strongly disagree” or “disagree” for attitude that they should not have agreed