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Table 3 Perceptions and knowledge of fumigation treatment of the group of people who accepted or were reluctant to accept fumigation treatment

From: Barriers that limit the implementation of thermal fogging for the control of dengue in Colombia: a study of mixed methods

Fumigation (perception of people interviewed) Acceptance n = 206 % Rejection n = 204 %
It protects against dengue; n (%)
 Yes 190 92.2 164 80.4
 No 7 3.4 30 14.7
 Do not know 9 4.4 10 4.9
It kills mosquitoes; n (%)
 Yes 174 84.5 160 78.4
 No 18 8.7 25 12.3
 Do not know 14 6.8 19 9.3
It kills other pests in addition to mosquitoes; n (%)
 Yes 183 88.8 127 62.2
 No 10 4.9 42 20.6
 Do not know 13 6.3 35 17.2
It is free; n (%)
 Yes 200 97.1 189 92.6
 No 2 1.0 2 1.0
 Do not know 4 1.9 13 6.4
Trust for those conducting the fumigation; n (%)
 Yes 201 97.6 164 80.4
 No 1 0.5 33 16.2
 Do not know 4 1.9 7 3.4
It affects the health of people; n (%)
 No 126 61.2 61 29.9
 Yes 64 31.1 118 57.8
 Do not know 16 7.8 25 12.6
It affects the health of pets; n (%)
 No 72 35.0 50 24.5
 Yes 112 54.4 122 59.8
 Do not know 22 10.7 32 15.7
It damages furniture; n (%)
 No 195 94.7 178 87.3
 Yes 1 0.5 12 5.9
 Do not know 10 4.9 14 6.9
It causes bad smells; n (%)
 No 70 34.0 46 22.6
 Yes 131 63.6 146 71.6
 Do not know 5 2.4 12 5.9
It damages the environment; n (%)
 No 143 69.4 119 58.3
 Yes 37 18.0 51 25.0
 Do not know 26 12.6 34 16.7
The institution which performs the fumigation;
n (%)
 SSM 165 80.1 141 69.1
 Do not know 36 17.5 55 27.0
 Other 4 1.90 7 3.4
 Missing value 1 0.5 1 0.5
Previous treatments; n (%)
 Yes 164 79.6 132 64.7
 No 41 19.9 63 30.9
 Do not remember 1 0.5 8 3.9
 Missing value 0 0.0 1 0.5