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Table 2 FGDs participants’ knowledge and preferences on key aspects around cholera expressed as number and percentage of respondents by oral cholera vaccine dose (multiple answers allowed)

From: “It depends how one understands it:” a qualitative study on differential uptake of oral cholera vaccine in three compounds in Lusaka, Zambia

Characteristics 0 doses
n (%)
2 doses
n (%)
Total
N (%)
N = 113 N = 58 N = 171
Known cholera symptoms
 Fever 3 (3) 0 (0) 3 (2)
 Diarrhoea with blood 4 (4) 0 (0) 4 (2)
 Diarrhoea without blood 45 (40) 33 (57) 78 (46)
 Vomiting 80 (71) 41 (71) 121 (71)
How can you get cholera
 Mosquito 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Dirtiness 82 (73) 40 (69) 122 (71)
 Wind 17 (15) 16 (28) 33 (19)
 Contact with dead body 20 (18) 18 (31) 38 (22)
 Dirty water 60 (53) 40 (69) 100 (58)
 Dirty food 63 (56) 42 (72) 105 (61)
 Flies 60 (53) 37 (64) 97 (57)
 Curse 4 (4) 0 (0) 4 (2)
 God’s punishment 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
How can you treat cholera
 Water with salt 5 (4) 1 (2) 6 (4)
 Traditional healer 3 (3) 2 (3) 5 (3)
 Oral rehydration salts 55 (49) 23 (40) 78 (46)
 Hospital 91 (81) 45 (78) 136 (80)
 At home 1 (1) 3 (5) 4 (2)
 Street antibiotics 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
 Drugstore 6 (5) 7 (12) 13 (8)
 Prayer/pastor 2 (2) 4 (7) 6 (4)
Total 113 58 171