Table 4

Individual beliefs

Village A (n=202)Village B (n=111)P value
Villagers who perceived the consequences of malaria were serious (perceived severity) n (%)109 (54.0)60 (54.1)0.987
Villagers who perceived they were at high risk of malaria (perceived susceptibility) n (%)112 (55.5)61 (55.0)0.933
Villagers who believed that the recommended practice or product will reduce their risk (perceived benefits) n (%)
Bed net use126 (62.4)71 (64.0)0.781
Malaria diagnostics120 (59.4)64 (57.7)0.764
Malaria treatments with ACT159 (78.7)88 (79.3)0.906
Villagers who are confident in their abilities to perform a specific malaria-related behaviour (self-efficacy) n (%)
Protection of self and family158 (78.2)76 (68.5)0.057
Bed net use198 (98.0)110 (99.1)0.466
Malaria detection153 (75.7)81 (73.0)0.589
Seek diagnosis185 (91.6)96 (86.5)0.154
Seek treatment198 (98.0)107 (96.4)0.384
  • χ2 test.

  • ACT, artemisinin combination therapy.