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Table 4 Role of Vector Control Entities (VCE) in respective study areas in the district of Kandy Kandy as a percentage (n = 200)

From: Socio-economic, Knowledge Attitude Practices (KAP), household related and demographic based appearance of non-dengue infected individuals in high dengue risk areas of Kandy District, Sri Lanka

Factors Study area χ2
Akurana KMC Gangawata Korale Kundasale Gampola
Has there been any project to control dengue Yes 64.5a 35.0b 15.0c 12.0c 18.0c χ2 = 85.15 (df = 4)
No 35.5 65.0 85.0 88.0 82.0
If Yes, the implementing party Government 5.0a 18.0b 3.5a 2.0a 7.0a χ2 = 53.89 (df = 8)
Non-Government Organizations (NGO) 1.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
Private Sector 94.0 80.0 96.5 97.0 92.0
Attitudes on the role of the PHI Excellent 29.5a 38.0a 25.0a 22.0b 31.0a χ2 = 76.80 (df = 12)
Visits when there is an issue only 43.5 34.0 38.0 20.4 34.0
Have to meet when there is an issue 2.0 3.5 5.0 14.1 11.0
Has not influenced any matter on dengue 25.0 24.5 32.0 43.5 24.0
  1. Different superscript letters (a, b, c and e) in the first row of each factor show significant dissimilarities among the study populations (p < 0.05) as a post-hoc comparison as suggested by “Chi-square test for Independence”, while similar superscript letters indicate significant similarities
  2. KMC Kandy Municipal Council area, df degree of freedom for each variable, χ2 Chi-square value. All contingency tests (χ2 tests) were significant at least at 0.05 probability level