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Table 5 Bolivians’ knowledge and attitudes regarding Chagas disease treatment by sex

From: Key Chagas disease missing knowledge among at-risk population in Spain affecting diagnosis and treatment

  Male % Female % P-value
Can Chagas disease be cured?
 Yes 51 32.1 64 29.5  
 No 69 43.4 101 46.5  
 Don’t know 35 22.0 38 17.5  
 Depends on the progress 4 2.5 13 6.0  
 Yes, in children under 1 year old 0 0.0 1 0.5 0.338
Do you know what the treatment for Chagas disease is?
 Yes 5 3.1 10 4.6  
 No 154 96.9 207 95.4 0.473
Do you know if Chagas disease can be treated in Spain?
 Yes 125 78.6 178 82.0  
 No, not in Spain 34 21.4 39 18.0 0.409
If so, where?      
 Hospital 49 39.2 62 34.8  
 Health centre 35 28.0 34 19.1  
 Don’t know 37 29.6 71 39.9  
 Other 2 0.8 2 0.0 0.163
If you had Chagas disease, would you take the treatment?
 Yes 156 98.1 208 95.9  
 No 3 1.9 9 4.2 0.218
And if it were your child who had Chagas disease, would you treat him/her?
 Yes 158 99.4 215 99.1  
 No 1 0.6 2 0.9 0.753
Can a pregnant woman receive Chagas disease treatment during pregnancy?
 Yes 16 10.1 18 8.3  
 No 93 58.5 135 62.2  
 Don’t know 50 31.5 64 29.5 0.725