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Table 2 Socio-demographic data and Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) of labour migrants related to kala-azar infection in the Kafta – Humera lowlands

From: Sero-prevalence of Leishmania donovani infection in labour migrants and entomological risk factors in extra-domestic habitats of Kafta-Humera lowlands - kala-azar endemic areas in the northwest Ethiopia

Variables Characterstics Frequency Percent
1. Sample sites Adebay 54 15
  Rawiyan 24 6.7
  Gelanzeraf 180 50.1
  Mysegen- mehari 101 28.1
  Total 359 100
2. Visit to Humera First time 65 18.1
  Second time 79 22
  Third time 83 23.1
  More than three times 132 36.8
  Total 359 100
3. Knows at least a symptom of Kala-azar no 185 51.5
  yes 174 48.5
  Total 359 100
4. Knows agent causing kala-azar no 358 99.7
  yes 1 0.3
  Total 359 100
5. Knows at least a method to prevent kala-azar no 290 80.8
  yes 69 19.2
  Total 359 100
6. Knows kala-azar is a vector-borne disease no 345 96.1
  yes 14 3.9
  Total 359 100
7. Stayed both weeding and harvest season no 101 28.1
  yes 258 71.9
  Total 359 100
8. Involved in night harvest activities no 56 15.6
  yes 303 84.4
  Total 359 100
9. Sleep in the farm no 68 18.9
  yes 291 81.1
  Total 359 100
10. DAT Positive (Direct agglutination test + ve) no 314 87.5
  yes 45 12.5
  Total 359 100
11. Seropositive no 243 67.7
  yes 116 32.3