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Table 3 Attitude towards malaria prevention measures in Gurage zone 2017

From: Factors affecting prevention and control of malaria among endemic areas of Gurage zone: an implication for malaria elimination in South Ethiopia, 2017

Attitude measurement questions Strongly Disagree
N (%)
Disagree
N (%)
Agree
N (%)
Strongly Agree
N (%)
I think that Malaria is a life-threatening disease 32(4) 40(5) 104(13) 624(78)
Malaria is a communicable disease 32(4) 64(8) 56(7) 648(81)
I think the best way to prevent myself getting Malaria is to avoid getting mosquito bites 0 0 48(6) 752(94)
I am sure that anyone can get Malaria 0 0 224(28) 576(72)
I believe sleeping under a mosquito net during the night is one way to prevent myself getting Malaria 0 24(3) 760(95) 16(2)
I am sure that self-treatment may dangers my health 0 136(17) 584(73) 80(10)
In my opinion, children and pregnant women are at higher risk of Malaria 8(1) 8(1) 704(88) 80(10)
I think that one can’t recover spontaneously from Malaria without any treatment 144(18) 104(13) 384(48) 168(21)
I think that malaria can’t transmit through contact 152(19) 136(17) 328(41) 264(33)
I might be at a greater risk of getting Malaria if I work and sleep overnight in the outside 16(2) 48(6) 624(78) 112(14)
I think that it is dangerous when Malaria medicine is not taken completely 24(3) 24(3) 648(81) 104(13)
I can buy anti-Malaria drugs from the drug shop/pharmacy to treat myself when I get Malaria 40(5) 344(43) 360(45) 56(7)
I think that I should have blood test if I have fever 40(5) 40(5) 66(528) 192(24)
I will seek for advice I get Malaria 0 0 744(93) 56(7)
In my opinion, it is very important to check for an expiry date of the drug before taking it 0 8(1) 712(89) 80(10)
Over all attitude
 Positive attitude 560 (70%)
 Negative attitude 240 (30%)