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Table 2 Relationship of demographic characteristics of study participants and their awareness on Ebola

From: Assessing the determinants of Ebola virus disease transmission in Baka Community of the Tropical Rainforest of Cameroon

Demographic Characteristics Have you ever heard of Ebola
510(100%)
Knows what causes/gives Ebola?
425(83.3%)
Believe Ebola can be transmitted from one person to another
425(83.3%)
Total No
N (%)
Yes
N (%)
No
N (%)
Yes
N (%)
No
N (%)
Yes
N (%)
No Idea
N (%)
85 (16.7) 425 (83.3) 191 (44.9) 234 (55.1) 146 (34.4) 183 (43.1) 96 (22.6)
Ethnic group P = 0.116 P < 0.05 P < 0.05
 Baka 64 (12.5) 283 (55.5) 125 (29.4) 158 (37.2) 72 (16.9) 142 (33.4) 69 (16.2)
 Bantu 21 (4.1) 142 (27.8) 66 (15.5) 76 (17.9) 74 (17.1) 41 (9.7) 27 (6.4)
Sex P = 0.251 P = 0.199 P = 0.087
 Male 47 (9.2) 206 (40.4) 86 (20.2) 120 (28.2) 75 (17.7) 94 (22.1) 37 (8.7)
 Female 38 (7.5) 219 (42.9) 105 (24.7) 114 (26.8) 71 (16.7) 89 (20.9) 59 (13.9)
Age P = 0.170 P = 0.744 P = 0.236
 15–25 26 (5.1) 138 (27.1) 57 (13.4) 81 (19.1) 35 (8.2) 68 (16) 35 (8.2)
 26–36 26 (5.1) 121 (23.7) 57 (13.4) 64 (15.1) 49 (11.5) 44 (10.4) 28 (6.9)
 37–47 11 (2.2) 59 (11.6) 29(6.8) 30 (7.1) 21 (4.9) 25 (5.9) 13 (3.1)
 48–58 16 (3.1) 47 (9.2) 23 (5.4) 24 (5.7) 20 (9.7) 17 (4) 10 (2.4)
  > 58 6 (1.2) 60 (11.8) 25 (5.9) 35 (8.2) 21 (4.9) 29 (6.8) 10 (2.4)
Education P < 0.05 P < 0.05 P < 0.05
 No Education 73 (14.3) 29 (5.7) 25 (5.9) 74 (17.4) 55 (12.9) 30 (7.1) 17 (4)
 Primary 10 (2.0) 310 (60.8) 96 (22.9) 142 (33.4) 82 (19.3) 110 (25.9) 35 (8.2)
 Secondary 2 (0.4) 78 (15.3) 70 (16.5) 10 (2.4) 9 (2.1) 35 (8.2) 44 (10.4)
 Tertiary 0 (0) 8 (1.6) 0 (0) 8 (1.9) 0 (0) 8 (1.9) 0 (0)
Occupation P < 0.05 P < 0.05 P < 0.05
 Hunter 33 (6.5) 129 (25.3) 61 (14.4) 50 (11.8) 65 (15.3) 45 (10.6) 20 (4.7)
 Farmer 19 (3.7) 133 (26.1) 43 (10.1) 74 (17.4) 50 (11.8) 43 (10.1) 30 (7.1)
 Both (hunter and farmer) 20 (3.9) 79 (15.5) 66 (15.5) 32 (7.5) 17 (4) 40 (9.4) 32 (7.5)
 Traditional healer 3 (0.6) 16 (3.1) 1 (0.2) 18 (4.2) 5 (1.2) 14 (3.3) 0 (0)
 Others 10 (2.0) 68 (13.3) 20 (4.7) 60 (14.1) 9 (2.1) 41 (9.7) 14 (3.3)