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Table 1 Knowledge and attitudes of respondents related to the cause, transmission and symptoms of malaria (N = 144), Woreta town, Northwest Ethiopia, 2013

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices of malaria transmission and preventive measures in Woreta town, Northwest Ethiopia

Characteristics Categories Frequency (%)
Cause of malaria Mosquitoes 99 (68.5)
Plasmodium 35 (24.3)
Worms 8 (5.6)
Unknown 2 (1.4)
Ways of malaria transmission Bite of mosquitoes 113 (78.5)
Unsafe water 16 (11.1)
Contaminated food 10 (6.9)
Personal contact 5 (1.1)
Symptoms of malaria Fever 49 (34.0)
Shivering 36 (25.0)
Sweating 21 (4.6)
Head ache 20 (13.9)
Unknown 18 (12.5)
  1. N = total number of respondents