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Table 3 Responses of grade 3 children regarding their knowledge about causes and risk factors of schistosomiasis, STHs and malaria

From: Knowledge attitudes and practices of grade three primary schoolchildren in relation to schistosomiasis, soil transmitted helminthiasis and malaria in Zimbabwe

Schistosomiasis n (%) Malaria n (%) STHs n (%)
No idea 87 50.6 No idea 110 64.0 No idea 155 90.1
Swimming in river or dam 30 17.4 Mosquito/mosquito bite 33 19.2 Dirty water 5 2.9
Playing in the river or dam 14 8.1 Eating with dirty hands 4 2.3 Eat with dirt hands 2 1.2
Drinking dirt water 11 6.4 Hot weather 3 1.7 Playing in dirt water 2 1.2
Eating too much salt 7 4.1 Cold 3 1.7 Playing in the river 2 1.2
Worms in water 6 3.5 Playing in the rain 2 1.2 Drugs 1 0.6
Entering toilet without shoes 3 1.7 Head ache 2 1.2 Infected water 1 0.6
Contact with water 2 1.2 Dirty water 2 1.2 Not eating too much 1 0.6
Snails 2 1.2 Drinking dirty water 2 1.2 Stepping in water 1 0.6
Stepping on urine 2 1.2 Playing in dirty water 2 1.2 Water 1 0.6
Going to the river 1 0.6 Eating maize meal 2 1.2 Eating rotten food 1 0.6
Eating green mangoes 1 0.6 Fishing 1 0.6    
Stepping in vomit 1 0.6 Getting in water 1 0.6    
Jumping over fire 1 0.6 Poor hygiene 1 0.6    
Moving blood 1 0.6 Spontaneous disease 1 0.6    
Not wearing shoes 1 0.6 Swimming in the river 1 0.6    
Stepping in witches place 1 0.6 Toilet 1 0.6    
Urinating in water 1 0.6 Eating green mangoes 1 0.6    
Total 172 100 Total 172 100 Total 172 100