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Table 1 Knowledge of respondents about the causes and symptoms of malaria according to survey site, Central Africa Republic, 2009

From: Knowledge and perceptions about malaria in communities in four districts of the Central African Republic

   Lobaye (n = 589) Ouham (n = 731) Ouaka (n = 685) Bangui (n = 915) All (N = 2920)
Cause Mosquito bite 63.3 73.3 72.0 56.2 65.5
  Cold weather 59.6 48.0 79.0 79.7 67.5
  Intestinal worms 35.0 43.2 20.1 29.9 32.0
  Fatigue 1.4 4.7 3.5 4.6 3.7
  Sorcerer, evil spirits 4.1 1.2 3.2 4.9 3.4
Signs and symptoms Abdominal pain 53.5 68.3 72.0 64.9 65.1
  Yellowish urine 46.5 38.2 28.5 47.0 40.3
  Fever 42.6 17.1 44.1 50.8 39.1
  Convulsions 40.1 36.3 61.5 42.4 44.9
  Muscle pain 20.4 45.4 27.2 37.3 33.5
  Diarrhoea 24.4 13.8 29.6 26.0 23.5
  Chills 6.3 6.7 6.4 12.3 8.3
  Pallor 5.4 1.4 9.5 5.7 5.4
  Vomiting 1.4 3.8 2.8 5.1 3.5
  Headache 2.7 3.8 3.1 3.8 3.4