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Table 2 Awareness and practices on selected zoonotic diseases among the community health workers in Ahmedabad, India, during 2018–19

From: Who could be One Health Activist at the community level?: A case for India

Factors FHWs
n = 288 (%)
MHWs
n = 61 (%)
p-value
Awareness
 Awareness about National Rabies control Programme 99 (34.4) 45 (73.8) 0.000*
 Awareness about the influenza vaccine? 246 (85.4) 54 (88.5) 0.526
 Awareness about anti-rabies vaccines 287 (99.7) 59 (96.7) 0.024*
 Aware about at least one symptom of rabies 226 (86.6) 41 (67.2) 0.060
 Aware about at least one symptom of brucellosis 3 (1.1) 3 (4.9) 0.034*
 Aware about at least one symptom of flu 285 (98.9) 60 (98.3) 0.690
Practices
 Ever received zoonosis training 229 (79.5) 16 (26.2) 0.000*
 Ever participated zoonosis campaigning 194 (67.6) 49 (80.3) 0.049*
 What you do when you come across a case of a dog bite?
  Counsel for ARV 43 (14.9) 6 (9.8) 0.298
  Refer to UHC/ARC 203 (70.5) 29 (47.5) 0.001*
  Inform to FHS/MO 15 (5.2) 0 0.068
 What you do when you come across a case of flu-like symptoms?
  Give basic medicines 117 (40.6) 1 (1.6) 0.000*
  Refer to UHC 256 (88.9) 47 (77) 0.013*
  Inform to FHS/MO 9 (3.1) 3 (4.9) 0.485
  1. FHWs Female Health Workers, MHWs Male Health workers, ARV anti-rabies vaccine, UHC Urban Health center, ARC anti-rabies clinic, FHS Female Health Supervisor, MO Medical Officer
  2. *p < 0.05 is considered as significant, derived from the Chi-squared test for the female and male health worker