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Table 3 Attitude and practice 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 (%)
Attitude   
The degree of severity of kala-azar as compared to malaria, kala-azar is   
Very serious 182 64.3%
Serious 95 33.6%
Ordinary 6 2.1%
Kala-azar is an important problem of disease   
Yes 227 80.2%
No 56 19.8%
Kala-azar can be controlled through community participation   
Yes 131 46.3%
No 152 53.7%
Kala-azar can affect family income   
Yes 252 89.0%
No 31 11.0%
Kala-azar is fatal disease if it is untreated   
Yes 280 98.9%
No 3 1.1%
Practice   
Drug preference for treatment VL   
Specific medicine 268 94.7
Indigenous medicine 4 1.4
Do not know 11 3.9
Prevention measures from mosquito/sand fly bite   
Use of bed net 197 69.6
Insecticide spraying 24 8.5
Repellents 15 5.3
Cleanliness 45 15.9
Do not know 2 .7
Source of information   
Health personnel 129 45.6
Friends and neighbours 132 46.6
Television 12 4.2
Magazines 2 .7
Radio 4 1.4
School 4 1.4