Table 3

Response percentage of local beliefs of RDTs for malaria, stratified by RDTs acceptance
RDTs representation n (%) χ2 p
Total Willing (n=34) Unwilling (n=66)
Opinions on RDTs
 Useful 42 (42.0) 8 (19.0) 34 (81.0)
 Dangerous 25 (25.0) 2 (8.0) 23 (92.0)
 Not useful 22 (22.0) 19 (86.4) 3 (13.6)
 Good 6 (6.0) 5 (83.3) 1 (16.7)
 Not good 5 (5.0) 0 (0) 5 (100) <0.001
RDT utility
 No 67 (67.0) 10 (14.9) 57 (85.1)
 Yes 33 (33.0) 24 (72.7) 9 (27.3) 30.39 <0.001
Reason to have a blood test made
 Don’t know 39 (39.0) 2 (5.1) 37 (94.9)
 Feeling unwell 36 (36.0) 8 (22.2) 28 (77.8)
 Free of charge 25 (25.0) 24 (96.0) 1 (4.0) <0.001
Fear of malaria test
 Test results 45 (45.0) 18 (40.0) 27 (60.0)
 Needle 28 (28.0) 4 (14.3) 24 (85.7)
 No fear 27 (27.0) 13 (48.1) 14 (51.9) 0.023
Reason for whether or not to repeat a malaria test
 Fear 39 (39.0) 3 (7.7) 36 (92.3)
 Accuracy of test 19 (19.0) 4 (21.1) 15 (78.9)
 Painful 17 (17.0) 9 (52.9) 8 (47.1)
 Don't know 17 (17.0) 17 (100) 0 (0)
 HIV status 8 (8.0) 1 (12.5) 7 (87.5) <0.001
Knowledge about HIV
 Yes 98 (98.0) 33 (33.7) 65 (66.3)
 No 2 (2.0) 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0) 1.000
Reason for whether or not to do an HIV test
 Fear 63 (63.0) 13 (20.6) 50 (79.4)
 Curiosity 37 (37.0) 21 (56.8) 16 (43.2) <0.001
HIV test rather than malaria test
 Yes 67 (67.0) 19 (28.4) 48 (71.6)
 Don't know 27 (27.0) 12 (44.4) 15 (55.6)
 No 6 (6.0) 3 (50.0) 3 (50.0) 0.250
Blood is used for something else
 Don’t know 35 (35.0) 11 (31.4) 24 (68.6)
 Yes 43 (43.0) 13 (30.2) 30 (69.8)
 No 12 (12.0) 5 (41.7) 7 (58.3)
 Witchcraft 10 (10.0) 5 (50.0) 5 (50.0) 1.83 0.608

† Fisher’s exact test.

Comoé et al.

Comoé et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:1089   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1089

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