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Table 3 Bivariate analyses (ANOVA) of basic knowledge of cholera risk factors and health literacy competency score (food and hygiene practices)

From: Examining health literacy on cholera in an endemic community in Accra, Ghana: a cross-sectional study

Knowledge of cholera risk factors items   N Mean Std. deviation p value
I know that I can get cholera through water that is contaminated Disagree 24 33.6 4.3 0.035
Agree 377 35.4 3.9  
Total 401 35.3 3.9  
It is possible that I can get cholera through food Disagree 26 33.4 4.0 0.011
Agree 375 35.4 3.9  
Total 401 35.3 3.9  
Practicing open defecation may be a way to spread cholera to me and my household Disagree 27 33.8 5.5 0.042
Agree 374 35.4 3.7  
Total 401 35.3 3.9  
Cholera is caused by a germ Disagree 42 33.5 5.0 0.003
Agree 359 35.5 3.7  
Total 401 35.3 3.9