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Table 3 Knowledge of diarrhea preventing measures and danger signs of diarrheal sickness, ORT corner users (N = 110) and non-users (N = 119)

From: Reducing the burden of diarrhea among children under five years old: lessons learned from oral rehydration therapy corner program implementation in Northern Nigeria

  ORT corner users, n(%) ORT corner non-users, n(%) p value
Ways to prevent diarrhea:
 Use of clean water for drinking and cooking 69(63) 53(45) 0.0058**
 Preventing insects contamination 71(65) 50(42) 0.0006**
 Hand-washing at key moments 54(49) 42(35) 0.0345*
 Safe excreta disposal 32(29) 15(13) 0.0020**
 Don’t know 9(8) 31(26) 0.0004**
Danger signs of diarrheal sickness:
 Not able to drink or drinking poorly 50(46) 36(30) 0.0176*
 Vomits everything 50(46) 31(26) 0.0022**
 Convulsions 8(7) 4(3) 0.1845
 Abnormally sleepy 28(26) 30(25) 0.9661
 Restless or irritable 49(45) 61(51) 0.3095
 Blood in stool 13(12) 5(4) 0.0324*
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01.