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Table 4 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 126 73.3 No idea 129 75.0 No idea 156 90.7
Take drugs 18 10.5 Take antimalarial medicines 23 13.4 Take medicines 7 4.1
Avoid playing in water 7 4.1 Visit health care centre 7 4.1 Visit health centre 3 1.7
Avoid swimming in rivers 5 2.9 Wash hands 2 1.2 Don't use dirt water 2 1.2
Visit health centre 5 2.9 Use clean toile 2 1.2 Don't play in water 2 1.2
Avoid too much salt 3 1.7 Drink clean water 1 0.6 Use holy water 1 0.6
Enter toilet wearing shoes 2 1.2 Use mosquito repellents 1 0.6 Don't drink water 1 0.6
Take drugs and herbs 2 1.2 Stay indoors during rain 1 0.6    
Wear shoes 1 0.6 Practice good hygiene 1 0.6    
Drink clean water 1 0.6 Do not play in dirty water 1 0.6    
Boil herbal plant roots 1 0.6 Do not play in rubbish dumb 1 0.6    
Avoid contact with water 1 0.6 Take prophylactic drugs 1 0.6    
    Burn herbal plant leaves 1 0.6    
Total 172 100 Total 172 100 Total 172 100