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Table 3 Knowledgea on taeniasis and porcine cysticercosis among questionnaire respondents from 60 villages in Burkina Faso, 2011–2012

From: Development of a health education intervention strategy using an implementation research method to control taeniasis and cysticercosis in Burkina Faso

Topic Knowledge Overall Gender Province
Male Female Boulkiemdé Sanguié Nayala
Taeniasis   n = 4 773 n = 2 205 n = 2 568 n = 2 385 n = 1 589 n = 799
Has heard of human tapeworm but has never been infected 53.4
[51.9–54.8]
53.1
[51.0–55.2]
53.6
[51.6–55.5]
50.8
[48.7–52.8]
57.5
[55.0–60.0]
52.8
[49.3–56.3]
Had a tapeworm infection/saw segments 9.4
[8.6–10.2]
10.7
[9.4–12.1]
8.2
[7.2–9.3]
12.5
[11.2–13.8]
3.7
[2.8–4.7]
11.5
[9.4–13.9]
Among those having heard of or having been infected with human tapeworm n = 2 994 n = 1 407 n = 1 587 n = 1 508 n = 972 n = 514
Knowledge on how humans contract a tapeworm infection (eating undercooked pork) 5.3
[4.5–6.1]
6.4
[5.2–7.8]
4.3
[3.3–5.4]
5.4
[4.3–6.6]
7.1
[5.6–8.9]
1.6
[0.7–3.0]
Knowledge on how to recognize tapeworm infection (see worm in faeces) 49.2
[47.4–51.0]
50.0
[47.3–52.6]
48.6
[46.1–51.1]
43.4
[40.9–46.0]
57.3
[54.1–60.4]
51.0
[46.6–55.4]
Source of knowledge relating to human tapeworm (friend) 82.1
[80.7–83.5]
81.9
[79.8–83.9]
82.3
[80.3–84.1]
80.0
[77.9–82.0]
85.0
[82.6–87.2]
83.1
[79.5–86.2]
Porcine cysticercosis n = 4 773 n = 2 205 n = 2 568 n = 2 385 n = 1 589 n = 799
Has heard about/seen pig cysts 63.4
[62.0–64.8]
64.7
[62.7–66.7]
62.3
[60.4–64.1]
69.9
[68.0–71.7]
58.8
[56.4–61.3]
53.2
[49.7–56.7]
Among those who have heard about/seen pig cysts n = 3 026 n = 1 427 n = 1 599 n = 1 666 n = 935 n = 425
Knowledge on how a pig acquires cysts (eating human faeces) 6.2
[5.4–7.1]
8.7
[7.3–10.3]
4.0
[3.1–5.1]
4.4
[3.5–5.5]
12.0
[10.0–14.2]
0.7
[0.1–2.0]
Knowledge on where to find cysts in a live pig (under the tongue) 80.2
[78.7–81.6]
81.9
[79.8–83.9]
78.7
[76.6–80.7]
86.3
[84.5–87.9]
66.7
[63.6–69.8]
86.1
[82.5–89.3]
Source of knowledge on pig cysts (pig seller) 84.5
[83.1–85.7]
84.2
[82.2–86.1]
84.7
[82.8–86.4]
86.2
[84.4–87.8]
80.0
[77.3–82.5]
87.5
[84.0–90.5]
  1. aPercentages and binomial exact 95% CIs