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Table 5 Knowledge of mosquito transmitted diseases, multiplication and control (N = 202)

From: Anti-mosquito plants as an alternative or incremental method for malaria vector control among rural communities of Bagamoyo District, Tanzania

Variable No* %
Knowledge of diseases caused by mosquitoes   
Elephantiasis 118 58.4
Hydrocele 70 34.7
Malaria 183 90.6
Yellow fever 49 24.3
HIV 14 6.9
All of the above 1 0.5
Knowledge of places of mosquito breeding   
Water and air 22 10.9
Water and bush 72 35.6
Stagnant water alone 143 70.8
Air alone 9 4.5
Bush alone 43 21.3
Dumping sites 71 35.1
Sewage systems 92 45.5
Drainage systems 53 26.2
Leaking taps 27 13.4
Preventive measures   
Using bednet 128 63.4
Using treated bednet 75 37.1
Using plants/herbs 35 17.3
Filling stagnant water bodies 121 59.9
Using insecticides residual sprays 65 32.2
Keeping home premises clean 69 34.2
Inspecting water bodies around the house premises 46 22.8
Wearing long sleeves 19 9.4
All of the above 15 7.4
None of the above 4 2.0
  1. * Multiple responses were allowed.