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Table 4 Beliefs on malaria infection among study participants (n = 288)

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

  Yes No Do not know
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Fear of getting malaria 270 (93.8) 11 (3.8) 7 (2.4)
Working in forest areas is risk acquiring malaria 265 (92.0) 8 (2.8) 15 (5.2)
Malaria is preventable 260 (90.3) 4 (1.4) 24 (8.3)
Malaria is curable 256 (88.9) 5 (1.7) 27 (9.4)
Malaria causes of illness 256 (88.9) 11 (3.8) 21 (7.3)
Malaria can cause of death 242 (84.0) 13 (4.5) 33 (11.5)