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Table 2 Knowledge of the participants on VL and sand flies vector

From: Risk factors of visceral leishmaniasis: a case control study in north-western Ethiopia

Variables Frequency Percent (%)
Knowledge   
knowledge on VL   
Awareness about kala-azar 266 94.0%
Know the signs and symptoms of kala-azar 171 60.4%
Mode of transmission   
By the bite of sand fly 85 30.0%
By the bite of mosquitoes 148 52.3%
Do not know 50 17.7%
Knowledge on sand fly   
Identify or recognize the vector 30 10.6%
Know about the breeding habitat of the vector   
Dirty place 41 14.5%
Cervices in the house 20 7.1%
Thatched roof 2 .7%
Damp and dark areas 51 18.0%
Acacia-Balanite trees 70 24.7%
Cracked black cotton soil 21 7.4%
Sand soil 22 7.8%
Near animal burrow 14 4.9%
Do not know 42 14.8%