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Table 4 Attitudes and perceived risk for RVF (n = 452)

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices on Rift Valley fever among agro pastoral communities in Kongwa and Kilombero districts, Tanzania

Attitude and risk statements Number (%) agreed
Total (n = 452) Kongwa (n = 237) Kilombero (n = 215)
RVF is a serious disease 408 (90.3) 206 (86.9) 202 (94.0)
RVF is a threat to wellbeing of the community 407 (90.0) 211 (89.0) 196 (91.2)
You are at risk of getting RVF 286 (63.3) 142 (59.9) 144 (67.0)
RVF is curable 180 (39.8) 100 (42.2) 80 (37.2)
RVF affects only pastoralists 33 (7.3) 18 (7.6) 15 (7.0)
RVF transmission from animals to humans is preventable 305 (67.5) 151 (63.7) 154 (71.7)
Health facilities are prepared to handle RVF outbreaks 199 (44.0) 90 (37.9) 109 (50.7)