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Table 3 Attitude and practice of CDD respondents (n=79) about onchocerciasis, Quara district, 2013

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice of community drug distributors’ about onchocerciasis and community directed treatment with ivermectin in Quara district, North Western Ethiopia

Indicative questions on attitude and practice Response Number (%)
Have you/your families ever been sick from Onchocerciasis Yes 16 (20.3)
No 62 (78.5)
I do not remember 1 (1.3)
Is onchocerciasis a serious disease Yes 75 (94.9)
No 4 (5.1)
Do you think onchocerciasis needs treatment Yes 74 (93.7)
No 4 (5.1)
I do not know 1 (1.3)
What type of treatment Modern 74 (100.0)
Traditional 0 (0.0)
If modern, which drug is needs to treat the disease Ivermectin/mectizan 74 (100.0)
Albendazole 0 (0.0)
Do you think onchocerciasis is preventable disease Yes 78 (98.7)
No 0 (0.0)
I do not know 1 (1.3)
What do you do to prevent Onchocerciasis Avoiding river bathing  
Yes 31 (39.7)
No 47 (60.3)
Wearing protective clothes  
Yes 38 (48.7)
No 40 (51.3)
Taking drug  
Yes 43 (55.1)
No 35 (44.9)
Using bed net  
Yes 30 (38.5)
No 48 (61.5)
Environmental sanitation  
Yes 22 (28.2)
No 56 (71.8)
Personal hygiene  
Yes 7 (9.0)
No 71 (91.0)
If your answer for the above question is wearing protective clothes, in what way is used In the lower extremities (below the knees) 34 (89.5)
Around head and shoulders 4 (10.5)