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Table 3 Caregivera (participant) reported knowledge of malaria interventions in Luangwa and Nyimba Districts during the study period

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices assessment of malaria interventions in rural Zambia

 Nyimba
n (%)
Luangwa
n (%)
Total
n (%)
Which of these are ways to prevent malaria mosquitoes from causing malaria?
 Sleeping under mosquito nets40(100)35 (100)75 (100)
 Eating garlic15 (37.5)5 (14)20 (27)
 Spraying insecticide on house walls40 (100)33 (94)73 (97)
 Making fire and smoke24 (60)22 (63)46 (61)
 Drinking lots of water16 (40)8 (23)24 (32)
 Other1 (3)0 (0)1 (1)
How does spraying walls with insecticides prevent malaria for those living in the home?
 Prevents mosquitoes from resting on walls18 (45)8 (23)26 (35)
 Kills mosquitoes that land on the walls24 (60)25 (71)49 (65)
 Cleans the walls1 (3)1 (3)2 (3)
 Don’t know/Missing1 (3)0 (0)1 (1)
Is there a fee to you when insecticides are sprayed on walls?
 Yes3 (8)3 (9)6 (8)
 No34 (85)30 (86)64 (85)
 Don’t know/Missing3 (8)2 (6)5 (7)
How do treated mosquito nets prevent malaria for those who sleep under them?
 Prevent mosquitoes from biting34 (85)28 (80)62 (83)
 Kills mosquitoes that land on them12 (30)10 (29)22 (29)
 keeps people warm1 (3)1 (3)2 (3)
 Don’t know/Missing1 (3)1 93)2 (3)
How does a spatial repellent prevent malaria for those people living in the home?
 Prevent mosquitoes from entering home16 (40)11 (31)27 (36)
 Kills mosquitoes that land on them11 (28)4 (11)15 (20)
 Don’t know18 (45)18 (51)36 (48)
Is the amount of insecticides that are used in IRS and mosquito nets safe for you and your family?
 Yes36 (90)31 (89)67 (89)
 No2 (5)3 (9)5 (7)
 Don’t know/Missing1 (3)1 (3)2 (3)
  1. awoman > 18 years in charge of family care and household maintenance
  2. Percentages may not sum to 100% because of multiple responses