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Association between the level of education and knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding dengue in the Caribbean region of Colombia

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, January 2018
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Title
Association between the level of education and knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding dengue in the Caribbean region of Colombia
Published in
BMC Public Health, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5055-z
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Fredi Alexander Diaz-Quijano, Ruth Aralí Martínez-Vega, Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales, Ronald Alexander Rojas-Calero, María Lucrecia Luna-González, Ronald Giovanny Díaz-Quijano

Abstract

Community integration in dengue control requires assessments of knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAPs), which can vary widely according to demographic and educational factors. We aimed to describe and compare the KAPs according to level of education in municipalities in the Caribbean region of Colombia. A survey was administered from October to December 2015, including families selected through probabilistic sampling in eleven municipalities. The analysis focused on the comparative description of the responses according to level of education. The KAP prevalence ratios (PR) according to education were estimated using Poisson regression (robust), including age and sex as adjustment variables. Out of 1057 participants, 1054 (99.7%) surveys were available for analysis, including 614 (58.3%) who had a high school level of education or higher and 440 (41.7%) who had a lower level of education (not high school graduates). The high school graduates showed a higher frequency of correct answers in relation to knowledge about dengue symptoms and transmission. On the other hand, graduates showed a higher probability of practices and attitudes that favor dengue control, including not storing water in containers (PR: 2.2; 95% Confidence Interval [CI]: 1.42-3.43), attend community meetings (PR: 1.33; 95% CI: 1.07-1.65), educate family members and neighbors in prevention measures (PR: 1.35; 95% CI: 1.15-1.59). Level of education could be a key determinant of knowledge of the disease and its transmission, as well as attitudes and practices, especially those that involve the integration of community efforts for dengue control.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 224 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 40 18%
Student > Master 33 15%
Researcher 20 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 7%
Lecturer 12 5%
Other 26 12%
Unknown 78 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 29 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 20 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 4%
Other 33 15%
Unknown 86 38%

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