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Table 3 Knowledge/information about general health issues (n = 1,140)

From: Harnessing information technology to improve women’s health information: evidence from Pakistan

Variables Direct contact with the ICC, % (n = 380) In-direct contact with the ICC, % (n = 380) No contact with the ICC, % (n = 380) Chi squareap-value
Information about:     <0.001
Dangers of self-medication    
 Yes 76.6 77.1 66.6
 No 23.4 22.9 33.4
Use of disposal needle for injection     <0.001
 Yes 83.4 51.8 52.9
 No 16.6 48.2 47.1
Causes of hepatitis     0.12
 Yes 53.7 51.8 58.9
 No 46.3 48.2 41.1
Dangers of treatment with quacks     <0.001
 Yes 52.9 31.8 43.9
 No 47.1 68.2 56.1
Importance of washing hands after dispensing pesticide     <0.001
 Yes 91.8 83.9 85.0
 No 8.2 16.1 15.0
Importance of washing hands before eating     0.16
 Yes 97.9 95.8 97.7
 No 2.1 4.2 2.3
Importance of boiling drinking water     <0.001
 Yes 88.9 73.9 68.9
 No 11.1 26.1 31.1
Harmful effects of spousal violence     <0.001
 Yes 48.9 32.1 27.8
 No 51.1 67.9 72.2
Importance of garbage disposal     <0.01
 Yes 52.9 48.9 41.8
 No 47.1 51.1 58.2
Cleaning teeth daily     <0.05
 Yes 62.9 55.8 53.2
 No 37.1 44.2 46.8
  1. aFisher exact test.