Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases / 2019 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Awareness and Malaria Prevention Practices in a Rural Community in the Ho Municipality, Ghana

Table 3

Knowledge of vector characteristics and preventive measures.

VariableAttributesFrequency (n=246)Percent (%)

Common breeding siteRunning dirty water3615
Garbage/trash8133
Standing clean water8434
Standing dirty water3815
Running clean water31
Plants/Vegetation62

Most frequent mosquito bite timeSunset/Dusk4719
Sunrise/Dawn156
Morning104
Night17671

Knowledge of preventive measuresUse of smoke to drive away mosquitoes6426
Mosquito mat, coils, and liquid vaporizer22290
Mosquito spray20884
Use of fan10743
Covering of body with clothes8936
Mosquito net23193
Cleaning house13856
No idea21

Eradication of breeding site of mosquitoPrevent water stagnation20884
Covering containers11245
Changing water in storage tanks14257
Others177
No idea42
Proper disposal of waste177

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