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Table 2 Caregivers’ attitudes about diarrhea in under-five children in refugee and host communities in Gambella Region, Ethiopia, 2016

From: Caregivers’ knowledge and attitudes about childhood diarrhea among refugee and host communities in Gambella Region, Ethiopia

Variable N = 1667 (%)
Strongly disagree Disagree Undecided Agree Strongly agree
Do you think that it is normal for children to get diarrhea regularly? 311 (18.7) 630 (37.8) 352 (21.1) 328 (19.7) 46 (2.8)
Do you think that hand washing with water and soap prevents diarrhea? 19 (1.1) 163 (9.8) 564 (33.8) 732 (43.9) 189 (11.3)
Do you think that hand washing before eating or feeding your child prevents diarrhea? 35 (2.1) 103 (6.2) 662 (39.7) 726 (43.6) 141 (8.5)
Do you think that hand washing after toilet or cleaning the child’s bottom prevent diarrhea? 13 (0.8) 269 (16.1) 454 (27.2) 804 (48.2) 127 (7.6)
Do you think that drinking clean water is important for the prevention of diarrhea? 11 (0.7) 257 (15.4) 389 (23.3) 725 (43.5) 285 (17.1)
Do you think that diarrhea can be treated with ORS? 16 (1.0) 157 (9.4) 606 (36.4) 787 (47.2) 101 (6.1)
Do you think that exclusive breastfeeding prevents diarrhea in children less than 6 months old? 17 (1.0) 102 (6.1) 632 (37.9) 717 (43.0) 199 (11.9)
Do you think that vaccination is harmful for children? 235 (14.1) 745 (44.7) 333 (20.0) 301 (18.1) 53 (3.2)