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Table 3 Knowledge on transmission routes and symptoms of malaria among study participants (n = 274)

From: Malaria prevalence, knowledge, perception, preventive and treatment behavior among military in Champasak and Attapeu provinces, Lao PDR: a mixed methods study

Knowledge Yes No Do not know
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Malaria transmission route
 Anopheles mosquito biting 130 (47.4) 29 (10.6) 115 (42.0)
 Drinking stream water in forest 167 (60.9) 46 (16.8) 61 (22.3)
 Cough or sneeze 78 (28.5) 102 (37.2) 94 (34.3)
 Flies 70 (25.5) 100 (36.5) 104 (38.0)
 Spirit 19 (6.9) 172 (62.8) 115 (42.0)
Malaria symptoms
 Fever 242 (88.3) 7 (2.6) 25 (9.1)
 Headache 236 (86.1) 9 (3.3) 29 (10.6)
 Body pains 235 (85.8) 7 (2.6) 32 (11.7)
 Chills 234 (85.4) 10 (3.6) 30 (10.9)
 Weak/poor appetite 173 (63.1) 51 (18.6) 50 (18.2)
 Vomiting 163 (59.5) 44 (16.1) 67 (24.5)