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Table 3 Respondents’ attitude to ITN and Malaria prevention

From: Impact of health education intervention on insecticide treated nets uptake among nursing mothers in rural communities in Nigeria

Experimental group Control group
  Pre intervention N = 200 [%] Post intervention N = 190 [%] Degree of change P value Pre intervention N = 200 [%] Post intervention N = 180 [%] Degree of change P value
Knowledge of disease causation
Correct 137 [68.5] 180 [95.0] 26.5 <0.001 147 [73.5] 130 [72.2] −1.3 0.78
Incorrect 63 [31.5] 10 [5.0]    53 [26.5] 50 [27.8]   
Belief in the Efficacy of ITN
Efficient 121 [60.5] 185 [97.4] 36.9 <0.001 124 [62.0] 108 [60.0] 2.0% 0.69
Not efficient 79 [39.5] 5 [2.6]    76 [38.0] 72 [40.0]   
Readiness to use ITN if given free
Yes 139 [69.5] 190 [100] 30.5   144 [72.0] 133 [73.9]   
No 61 [30.5] 0 [0.0]   <0.001 56 [28.0] 47 [26.1] 1.9 0.68