Table 2

Perception on mercury and arsenic toxicity and related morbidities and mortalities
Variables/Features Category Frequency(n) %
Specific perception on Mercury and Arsenic toxicity and related morbidities and mortalitiesa An evil spirit or Witchcraft 33 20.6
God’s curse 17 10.6
Contagious disease 64 40.0
Chemical poisoning 46 28.8
Agreement with Mercury and Arsenic toxicityb Strongly agree 46 28.8
Uncertain (not sure) 78 48.8
Disagree 30 18.8
Strongly Disagree 6 3.8
Cause of parental death among occupantsc Mercury and arsenic related symptoms 10 28.6
Chest problems 9 25.7
Superstition and assassinations 11 34.3
Other diseases 5 11.4
Perception status on Mercury and Arsenic morbidities and associated mortalities Clear perception 50 31.2
Negative perception 110 68.8

Charles et al.

Charles et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:74   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-74

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