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Table 6 Attitude towards EVD

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

Statements Agree(%) Neutral(%) Disagree(%)
I try to avoid body contact as much as possible when I am in public transport 239 (61.9) 62 (16.1) 85 (22.0)
If I suspect Ebola symptoms or signs in my family member/ friend, I would voluntarily hand him/her over to appropriate health facility 275 (71.2) 39 (10.1) 72 (18.7)
If I am suspected to have come in contact with EVD case, I will accept to be quarantined 301 (78.0) 28 (7.2) 57 (14.8)
If I find out that a friend/ family member was infected with EVD, I would offer them support and empathize with them 255 (66.1) 41 (10.6) 90 (23.3)
I will buy from a shop-keeper who had contacted EVD but has recovered and declared well by medical doctors 162 (42.0) 70 (18.1) 154 (39.9)
I will welcome someone who has recovered from EVD back into the community or neighborhood 142 (36.8) 73 (18.9) 171 (44.3)
I will freely entertain someone who has recovered from EVD in my house 105 (27.2) 53 (13.7) 228 (59.1)
Overall attitude grade Good(%) Poor(%) Total(%)
  357 (88) 50 (12) 407 (100)