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Table 2 Maternal knowledge about under 5 diarrheal diseases in Dire Dawa, Eastern Ethiopia, 2016

From: Mothers’ knowledge, attitude and practice towards the prevention and home-based management of diarrheal disease among under-five children in Diredawa, Eastern Ethiopia, 2016: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Frequency %
Definition of diarrhea
 Frequent passing of watery stool (3 or more times) 273 92.5%
 Frequent passing of normal stool 12 4.1%
 Blood in stools 8 2.7%
 Greenish stools 2 0.7%
Diarrheal causes
 Teething 15 5.1%
 Evil eye 24 8.1%
 Contaminated water 252 85.5%
 No idea 4 1.3%
Diarrheal danger signs
 Becoming weak or lethargic 151 51.2%
 Repeated vomiting/vomiting everything 103 34.9%
 Fever and blood in the stool 37 12.5%
 Marked thirst for water 2 0.7%
 Others 2 0.7%