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Table 3 Comparison of responses between children and parents on semi structured interview

From: Community knowledge, perceptions and water contact practices associated with transmission of urinary schistosomiasis in an endemic region: a qualitative cross-sectional study

Variable Children response (%) s = 20 Parents/guardians response (%) n = 29
Sex   
 Female 10 (50%) 14 (48.3%)
 Males 10 (50%) 15 (51.7%)
Age 12–15 years 25- 80 years
 Schistosomiasis not perceived to be a major health problem 10 (50%) 22 (75.8%)
Transmission
 Completely wrong (hereditary, diet related) 13 (65%) 8 (27%)
 Mixed up with gut helminth (eg bare foot around toilets) 14 (70%) 14 (48.3)
 Correct that it involves water contact 15 (75%) 13 (44.8%)
 Knowledge that snails transmit 8 (40) 9 (31%)
 Perception that is man made through excrete disposal 16 (80%) 11 (37.9%)
 Water contact through playing 19 (95%) 13 (44.8%)
Symptoms
 Abdominal pains 16 (80%) 19 (65.5%)
 Passing of blood 16 (80%) 19 (65.5%)
Measures to prevent control
 Avoiding random excreta disposal in or near water water bodies (environmental hygiene) 6 (30%) 7 (24.1%)
 Avoid playing/swimming in water 15 (75%) 9 (31%)
 Snail control 1 (5%) 2 (6.8%)
 Health education 5 (25%) 8 (27%)