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Table 1 Caregivers’ knowledge of schistosomiasis and STH and their main source of information

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices on schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths among caregivers in Ingwavuma area in uMkhanyakude district, South Africa

Caregivers’ knowledge of schistosomiasis and STH Caregivers main source of information on schistosomiasis and STH
None Clinic Research organization Community meeting Media Relatives/friends X 2 p-value
Schistosomiasis transmission
 No idea 51 (89.5) 27 (58.7) 38 (53,5) 35 (38.5) 33 (58.9) 60 (49.6) 0.001
 Incorrect answers 0 (0.0) 3 (6.5) 11 (15.5) 15 (16.5) 7 (12.5) 27 (22.3)
 At least one correct answer 6 (10.5) 16 (34.8) 22 (31.0) 41 (45.1) 16 (28.6) 34 (28.1)
Schistosomiasis prevention
 No idea 49 (86.0) 7 (37.0) 26 (36.6) 33 (36.3) 8 (32.1) 49 (40.5) 0.001
 Incorrect answers 1 (1.8) 4 (8.5) 8 (11.3) 10 (11.0) 15 (26.8) 21 (17.4)
 At least one correct answer 7 (12.3) 25 (54.3) 37 (52.1) 48 (52.7) 23 (42.1) 51 (42.1)
Schistosomiasis signs and symptoms
 No idea 57 (100.0) 12 (26.1) 24 (33.8) 31 (43.1 5 (26.8) 37 (30.6) 0.001
 Incorrect answers 0 (0.0) 1 (2.2) 3 (4.2) 22 (24.2) 9 (16.1) 27 (22.3)  
 At least one correct answer 0 (0.0) 33 (71.7) 44 (62.0) 38 (41.8) 32 (57.1) 57 (57,1)  
STH transmission
 No idea 28 (49.1) 27 (58.7) 43 (60.6) 38 (41.8) 31 (55.4) 74 (61.2) 0.157
 Incorrect answers 9 (15.8) 5 (10.9) 11 (15.5) 16 (17.6) 11 (19.6) 21 (17.4)
 At least one correct answer 20 (35.1) 14 (30.4) 17 (23.9) 37 (40.7) 14 (25.0) 26 (21.5)
STH prevention
 No idea 14 (24.6) 22 (47.8) 30 (42.3) 28 (30.8) 21 (37.5) 43 (35.5) 0.040
 Incorrect answers 11 (19.3) 7 (15.2) 10 (14.1) 21 (23.1) 12 (21.4) 38 (31.4)
 At least one correct answer 32 (56.1) 17 (37.0) 31 (43.7) 42 (46.2) 23 (41.1) 40 (33.1)
STH signs and symptoms
 No idea 22 (38.6) 21 (45.7) 37 (52.1) 46 (50.5) 29 (51.8) 52 (43.0) 0.720
 Incorrect answers 5 (8.8) 5 (10.9) 8 (11.3) 10 (11.0) 8 (14.3) 12 (9.9)
 At least one correct answer 30 (52.6) 20 (43.5) 26 (36.6) 35 (38.5) 19 (33.9) 57 (47.1