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Table 2 Knowledge of soil-transmitted helminthiasis among mothers in Abakpa-Nike, Enugu, Nigeria 2020. N = 433

From: Perception and attitudinal factors contributing to periodic deworming of preschool children in an urban slum, Nigeria

Knowledge on different STH, transmission, symptoms, and complications of STH infection in preschool children Total (%) Periodic deworming of Index child P-value
Yes No  
Are you familiar with soil-transmitted helminthiasis? N = 433
 – Yes 427 (98.6%) 182 (100.0%) 245 (97.6%) 0.042
 – No 6 (1.4%) 0 (0.0%) 6 (2.4%)  
How did you know about soil-transmitted helminthiasis? a N = 427
 – During visits to a hospital or health center 380 (89.0%) 161 (88.5%) 219 (89.4%) 0.440
 – Discussions with family and friends 180 (42.2%) 69 (37.9%) 111 (45.3%) 0.138
 – Health talks on TV/Radio 214 (50.1%) 81 (44.5%) 133 (54.3%) 0.051
 – Classes/lectures in school 197 (45.5%) 74 (40.7%) 123 (49.0%) 0.097
 – Health talk in church/mosque 40 (9.4%) 14 (7.7%) 26 (10.6%) 0.320
 – Social media (Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram) 29 (6.8%) 12 (6.6%) 17 (6.9%) 1.000
 – Others (Women’ meeting = 10, In a travelling bus = 3) 13 (3.0%) 4 (2.2%) 9 (3.7%) 0.127
Knowledge of the different STH in preschool children. N = 427
 – Mean (± Std Dev) 1.93 (± 0.73) 1.94 (± 0.75) 1.91 (± 0.72) 0.724
Knowledge of the modes of transmission of STH infection in preschool children. N = 427
 – Mean (± Std Dev) 3.35 (± 1.19) 3.57 (± 0.98) 3.18 (± 1.29) 0.001
Knowledge of the different symptoms of STH infection in preschool children. N = 427
 – Mean (± Std Dev) 2.10 (± 0.90) 2.24 (± 0.76) 2.00 (± 0.98) 0.006
Knowledge of the main complications of STH infections in preschool children. N = 427
 – Mean (± Std Dev) 3.08 (± 1.20) 3.28 (± 1.04) 2.93 (± 1.29) 0.002
Aggregate scores on different STH, transmission, symptoms, and complications of STH infection in preschool children, N = 427
 – Mean (± Std Dev) 10.45 (± 2.82) 11.03 (± 2.24) 10.02 (± 3.12) 0.000
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