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Table 5 Variation in sanitation, food and water challenges with respect to malaria responses

From: Poverty-related diseases (PRDs): unravelling complexities in disease responses in Cameroon

Sanitation, food and water challenges Response to malaria
Formal % Informal % Both %
Does participant share toilet with other houses? Yes 3.8 33.2 3.8
No 2.6 52.3 3.8
Are there water cuts in the neighbourhood? Yes 5.7 54.0 5.7
No 0.8 32.1 1.9
Does participant eat or drink herbs and other parts of plants to prevent or cure disease? Yes 6.0 43.4 7.2
No 0.4 42.6 0.4
Is food readily available for the participant? Yes 3.4 35.7 3.8
No/sometimes 3.0 50.4 3.8
Does participant cook his/her meals? Yes/sometimes 5.3 74.8 6.8
No 1.1 11.3 0.8
Does participant consider his/her diet to be balanced? Yes/sometimes 3.0 49.1 5.2
No 3.4 37.1 2.2
Are there days when participant misses one or more meals? Yes 6.4 77.4 6.8
No 8.6 0.8
  1. Note: Values on table may not add up to exactly 100% because of rounded values