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Table 2 Knowledge of caregivers on diarrhea among cases and controls, Kadoma City, 2011

From: Risk factors for contracting watery diarrhoea in Kadoma City, Zimbabwe, 2011: a case control study

Knowledge attribute Cases Controls Odds ratio p- value
n = 109 (%) n = 109 (%) (95% CI)
Received health education on diarrhoea in the last 6 months 46(43) 46(43) 0.98(0.57-1.69) 0.94
Correctly mentioned how to make salt and sugar solution 57(53) 70(64) 0.62(0.36-1.07) 0.12
Mentioned boiling water to prevent diarrhoea 70(64) 76(70) 0.78(0.44-1.37) 0.42
Mentioned using aqua tablets to prevent diarrhoea 72(66) 73(67) 0.96(0.55-1.68) >0.99
Mentioned washing hands all the time after toilet 70(64) 74(68) 0.85(0.48-1.49) 0.67
Mentioned hand washing before handling food 64(59) 65(60) 0.96(0.56-1.65) >0.99