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Table 2 Respondents’ knowledge of lymphatic filariasis, its transmission and MDA

From: Lymphatic filariasis in Peninsular Malaysia: a cross-sectional survey of the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of residents

Variable Number (N = 230) Percent (%)
Knowledge about lymphatic filariasis   
 Yes 193 83.9
 No 37 16.1
Source of knowledge   
 Mass media 42 21.8
 School 58 30.1
 Health center 25 12.9
 Mass media and school 17 8.8
 Mass media and health center 22 11.4
 Other people 29 15.0
Assumed method of transmission   
 Bacteria 1 0.5
 Mosquito 149 77.2
 Worms 4 2.1
 Don’t know 39 20.2
Knowledge of mass drug administration   
 Yes 81 35.2
 No 149 64.8
Source of knowledge   
 Mass media 26 32.1
 School 32 39.5
 Health centre 18 22.2
 Mass media and school 1 1.2
 Mass media and health centre 4 5.0