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Table 4 Local representations of blood and anemia among women and children, across study settings

From: Local concepts of anemia-related illnesses and public health implications in the Taabo health demographic surveillance system, Côte d’Ivoire

Characteristics Town (N=108) Village (N=114) Hamlet (N=93)
Women Children Women Children Women Children
  n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%)
Representation of blood       
In the body 7 (28.0) 47 (56.6) 6 (9.8) 28 (52.8) 4 (13.8) 19 (29.7)
Life 15 (60.0) 4 (4.8) 20 (32.8) 2 (3.8) 8 (27.6) 4 (6.3)
Health 1 (4.0) 1 (1.2) 4 (6.6) 2 (3.8) 4 (13.8) 6 (9.4)
Strength 0 1 (1.2) 22 (36.1) 1 (2.3) 9 (31.0) 11 (18.3)
Other 4 (16.0) 26 (31.3) 11 (18.0) 14 (26.4) 7 (24.1) 14 (21.9)
Do not know 0 4 (4.8) 1 (1.6) 7 (13.2) 0 16 (25.0)
Representation of anemia-related illnesses    
Death 14 (56.0) 58 (69.9) 21 (34.4) 25 (47.2) 10 (34.5) 43 (67.2)
Illness 10 (40.0) 15 (18.1) 37 (60.7) 16 (30.2) 16 (55.2) 12 (18.8)
Weakness 1 (4.0) 1 (1.2) 1 (1.6) 1 (1.9) 1 (3.5) 2 (3.1)
Other 0 5 (6.7) 5 (8.2) 4 (9.1) 1 (3.5) 4 (6.7)
Do not know 0 9 (10.8) 0 9 (17.0) 1 (3.5) 4 (6.3)
  1. Spontaneous responses are reported. Multiple responses were permitted.