Table 3

Attitude towards VL among study participants in Addis Zemen town, South Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia, 2012
Variables Frequency Percentage (%)
Treatability of the disease n = 303 Yes 290 95.7
No 8 2.6
I don’t know 5 1.7
health problem in the community n = 303 Yes 161 53.1
No 132 43.6
I don’t know 10 3.3
Community participation to prevent VL n = 303 Yes 239 78.9
No 23 7.6
I don’t know 41 13.5
Treatment preference n = 303 Traditional healer 6 2
Health center 286 94.4
Holy water 11 3.6
Complete cure of the disease n = 303 Yes 262 86.4
No 22 7.3
I don’t know 19 6.3
Patient Care n = 303 Cleanliness 26 8.6
Bed net 17 5.6
Isolation of patient 41 13.5
Precaution in diet 5 1.6
I don’t know 24 7.9
More than one answer 190 62.7
Attitude (overall) Positive attitude 264 87.1%
Negative attitude 39 12.9%

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Alemu et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:382   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-382

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