Table 3: Malaria knowledge and history in the past one year among respondents in Gursum district, Ethiopia, 2008.

VariablesFrequencyPercentage

Has anyone in your family caught malaria in the past one year?
 Yes 8124.2
 No 25475.8
If yes, what were the signs and symptoms he/she was experiencing?
 Fever 80 23.9
 Chills7723.0
 Headache7522.4
 Backache and generalized aching5817.3
 Convulsion 298.7
 Loss of consciousness (coma)267.8
Place of treatment among households who faced malaria
 Government health facility6581.2
 Private clinic1215.0
 Traditional healer22.5
 Buy drug from any shop11.2
Did anyone in your family travel away from home in the last one month?
 Yes5817.3
 No27782.7
Did she/he use ITN while on travel
 Yes123.6
 No32396.4
Source of information for ITN
 Mass media 14848.5
 Health workers8728.5
 Kebele leader16 5.2
 Health extensions workers 24 7.97
 Neighborhood309.83