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Table 3 Schistosomiasis related awareness and associated factors

From: Low awareness and common misconceptions about schistosomiasis in endemic lowland areas in Western Ethiopia: a mixed-methods study

Background characteristics Aware of schistosomiasis P-value Aware of schistosomiasis MDA P-value
Yes
Number (%)
No
Number (%)
Yes
Number (%)
No
Number (%)
Sex Male 34(17.1) 165(82.9) 0.008 50(25.1) 149(74.9) 0.611
Female 14(7.9) 163(92.1) 59(33.3) 118(66.7)
Age group 12–19 27(56.3) 173(52.7) 0.665 97(48.5) 103(51.5) < 0.001
20–27 12(10.5) 102(89.5) 10(8.8) 104(91.2)
28–35 8(14.3) 48(85.7) 2(3.6) 54(96.4)
36+ 1(16.7) 5(83.3) 0 6(100)
Villages Chessega 25(20.8) 95(79.2) 0.006 27(22.5) 93(77.5) < 0.001
Metti 16(9.5) 153(90.5) 82(48.5) 87(51.5)
Shimala 7(8.0) 80(92.0) 0 87(100)
Educational status Primary 28(12.6) 194(87.4) 0.030 104(46.8) 118(53.2) < 0.001
Secondary 11(19.0) 47(81.0) 2(3.4) 56(96.4)
Collage+ 7(20.6) 27(79.4) 2(5.9) 32(94.1)
Not educated 2(3.2) 60(96.8) 1(1.6) 61(98.4)
Occupation Farmer 8(7.8) 95(92.2) 0.245 3(2.9) 100(97.1) < 0.001
Student 31(13.8) 194(86.2) 104(46.2) 121(53.8)
Employee 8(21.1) 30(78.9) 2(5.3) 36(94.7)
Merchant 1(10.0) 9(90.0) 0 10(100)