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Table 2 EVD-related events and feelings among caregivers in Guèndembou and Bolodou sub-districts, September–October 2017, Guinea

From: Do memories of the Ebola virus disease outbreak influence post-Ebola health seeking behaviour in Guéckédou district (epicentre) in Guinea? A cross-sectional study of children with febrile illness

    (N = 398)
Guèndembou (N = 196) Bolodou
(N = 202)
p valuea
Reported EVD cases during the period of 2013–2015 60 1 n.a.
Family/friends’ death due to EVD
 Yes (%) 39 (19·9%) 14 (6·9%) < 0·001
EVD outbreak impoverished family/household
 Yes (%) 126 (64·3%) 154 (76·2%) 0·009
Fear of shaking hands with friends
 Yes (%) 50 (25·5%) 22 (10·9%) < 0·001
Fear of hugging friends
 Yes (%) 44 (22·5%) 19 (9·4%) < 0·.001
Fear of sharing plates with friends
 Yes (%) 44 (22·5%) 15 (7·4%) < 0·001
Fear of hugging family members
 Yes (%) 32 (16·8%) 2 (1·0%) < 0·001
Fear of sharing plates with family/household members
 Yes (%) 33 (16·8%) 2 (1·0%) < 0·001
Fear of kissing family/household members
 Yes (%) 35 (17·9%) 1 (0·5%) < 0·001
Fear of sharing bed or bed linen with family/household members
 Yes (%) 34 (17·3%) 2 (1·0%) < 0·001
Prefer to wash hands with chlorine solution
 Yes (%) 126 (64·3%) 178 (88·1%) < 0·001
Keeping chlorine at home
 Yes (%) 109 (55·6%) 18 (8·9%) < 0·001
Fear scoreb
 Mean points (95% CI) 3·0 (2·6–3·4) 2·.0 (1·8–2·1) < 0·001
 Above median (≥2.0)c (%) 81 (41·3%) 31 (15·3%) < 0·001
  1. n.a. not applicable
  2. aChi-square test or student t-test
  3. bFear score is calculated by summing the number of ten fear-related questions to which participants agreed; hence, the score ranges from 0 to 10
  4. cFrequency of individual fear scores is equal to or more than the median of whole sample