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Table 3 Respondents’ knowledge about the correct use of ORS, Diredawa, East 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

Variable Categories Freq. %
How is ORS prepared? 1 sachet of ORS- 300 ml (1 coke bottle) of water 25 8.5%
1 sachet of ORS- 500 ml (1 small size of mineral bottle) of water 56 18.9%
1 sachet of ORS- 600 ml (1 beer bottle) of water 25 8.5%
1 sachet of ORS- 1000 ml (1 l) of water 184 62.4%
1 sachet of ORS- 1500 ml (1.5 l or large size of mineral bottle) of water 5 1.7%
How often should ORS be given? Once a day 50 17.0%
2–3 times a day 52 17.6%
Whatever child wants to drink 90 30.5%
After the passing of very loose stool 103 34.9%
How long should the mixed ORS last? 24 h. (1 day) 255 86.4%
48 h. (2 days) 33 11.2%
72 h. (3 days) 4 1.4%
96 h. (4 days) 3 1.0%