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Table 2 Knowledge of respondents regarding Taenia solium taeniasis, porcine cysticercosis, and human cysticercosis

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices related to Taenia solium cysticercosis and taeniasis in Tanzania

  Mbulu Mpwapwa Rungwe Mbinga Total  
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) p-value
121 122 119 121 483  
Correct knowledge regarding pork tapeworm (T. solium taeniasis)
 Has heard about the pork tapeworm 54 (45) 57 (47) 63 (53) 59 (59) 233 (48) 0.61
 Transmission of the pork tapeworm 4 (3) 2 (2) 2 (2) 5 (4) 13 (3) 0.55
 Health effects on humans 18 (15) 26 (21) 40 (34) 45 (37) 129 (28)  < 0.001
 Pork tapeworm treatment 50 (41) 46 (38) 53 (45) 49 (40) 198 (41) 0.25
 Prevention of pork tapeworm infection 22 (18) 21 (17) 33 (28) 28 (23) 104 (22) 0.08
Correct knowledge regarding porcine cysticercosis (PCC)
 Has heard about PCC 119 (98) 119 (98) 107 (90) 121 (100) 466 (97)  < 0.001
 Transmission of PCC 70 (58) 50 (41) 15 (13) 32 (26) 167 (35)  < 0.001
 Prevention of PCC 43 (36) 90 (74) 69 (58) 108 (89) 218 (45)  < 0.001
Correct knowledge regarding human cysticercosis (HCC) and epilepsy
 Has heard about HCC 5 (4) 7 (6) 3 (3) 14 (12) 29 (6) 0.19
 Transmission of HCC 7 (6) 5 (4) 2 (2) 6 (5) 20 (4) 0.42
 Prevention of HCC 2 (2) 7 (6) 0 (0) 3 (2) 12 (2) 0.71
 Has heard about human epilepsy 105 (87) 118 (97) 116 (97) 120 (99) 459 (95)  < 0.001
  1. All p-values are based on a Chi-square analysis of numbers across the four districts