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Table 5 Perceptions/beliefs about Ebola Virus Disease

From: Ebola virus disease in the eyes of a rural, agrarian community in Western Nigeria: a mixed method study

Statements Agree(%) Neutral(%) Disagree(%)
EVD truly exists 316 (82.1) 34 (8.8) 35 (9.1)
EVD is not a ploy of the whites against African Countries 228 (59.1) 70 (18.1) 85 (22.0)
EVD is a fast-killer disease 313 (81.3) 48 (12.5) 24 (6.2)
EVD victims has a higher chance of survival if taken immediately to hospital for treatment 240 (62.2) 70 (18.1) 76 (19.7)
EVD is a ploy of the government and health officials to embezzle money 89 (23.1) 109 (28.2) 188 (48.7)
Someone who contracted Ebola disease reduces the chance of infecting others by going to hospital 248 (64.2) 71 (18.4) 67 (17.4)
EVD cannot be easily cured 173 (45.2) 105 (27.4) 105 (27.4)
Nigeria is truly EVD free 199 (51.6) 109 (28.2) 89 (23.1)