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Table 2 Assessment of knowledge and

From: Residual malaria among migrant workers in Myanmar: why still persistent and how to eliminate it?

Category Description Bamauk
n = 65 (%)
Shwegyin
n = 37 (%)
Total
n = 102 (%)
Knowledge on malaria Know the disease, "malaria" 48 (73.8) 29 (78.4) 77 (75.5)
Know the blood test for malaria diagnosis 28 (43.1) 21 (56.8) 49 (48.0)
Know the symptoms of malaria 50 (76.9) 31 (83.8) 81 (79.4)
Knowledge on cause of malaria Mosquitoes bite 51 (78.5) 32 (86.5) 83 (81.4)
Drinking of dirty water 21 (32.3) 13 (35.1) 34 (33.3)
Eating of some foods (e.g., banana) 18 (27.7) 9 (24.3) 27 (26.5)
Living/visiting to forest 25 (38.5) 15(40.5) 40 (39.2)
Sleeping in the forest 28 (43.1) 11 (29.7) 39 (38.2)
Knowledge on prevention of malaria Bed net can prevent "malaria" 48 (73.8) 31 (83.8) 79 (77.5)
ITN/LLIN can prevent the "malaria" 49 (75.4) 33 (89.2) 82 (80.4)
Drinking of boiled water 25 (38.5) 19 (51.4) 44 (43.1)
Do not know 11 (19.6) 4 (7.1) 15 (14.7)
Knowledge on anti-malaria Know any antimalarials 15 (23.1) 11 (29.7) 26 (25.5)
Artesunate 9 (13.8) 8 (21.6) 17 (16.7)
Artemether 8 (12.3) 7 (18.9) 15 (14.7)
Quinine 2 (3.1) 2 (5.4) 4 (3.9)
Coartem 3 (4.6) 4 (10.8) 7 (6.9)
Chloroquine 3 (4.6) 2 (5.4) 5 (4.9)
Source of information Health staff 30 (46.2) 25 (67.6) 55 (53.9)
Friends/neighbors 48 (73.8) 21 (56.8) 69 (67.6)
Billboards 20 (30.8) 18(48.6) 38 (37.3)
Poster 18 (27.7) 15 (40.5) 33 (32.4)
Leaflet/Brochures 15 (23.1) 11 (29.7) 26 (25.5)
TV/Radio 4 (6.2) 2 (5.4) 6 (5.9)
Do not remember 25 (38.5) 21 (56.8) 46 (45.1)
Received information within the last 12 months Yes 21 (32.3) 18 (48.6) 39 (38.2)
No 32 (49.2) 11 (29.7) 43 (42.2)
Not sure 12 (18.5) 8 (21.6) 20 (19.6)