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Volume 17, Number 11—November 2011
THEME ISSUE
CHOLERA IN HAITI

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Treatment and Prevention of Cholera, Haiti, 2010

Valery E.M. Beau De RocharsComments to Author , Julie Tipret, Molly Patrick, Lara Jacobson, Kamil E. Barbour, David Berendes, Diana Bensyl, Cathie Frazier, Jean W. Domercant, Roodly Archer, Thierry Roels, Jordan W. Tappero, and Thomas Handzel
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (V.E.M. Beau De Rochars, M. Patrick, L. Jacobson, K.E. Barbour, D. Berendes, D. Bensyl, C. Frazier, R. Archer, T. Roels, J.W. Tappero, T. Handzel); Groupe de Recherche et d’Echanges Technologiques, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (J. Tipret); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Port-au-Prince (J.W. Domercant)

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Table 2

Access to soap and attitudes toward water purification tablets, Port au Prince, Haiti, December 6−7 and 14−16, 2010*

Access and attitude No. respondents Weighted† % (95% CI)
Soap
Received soap 65 16.5 (3.6–29.4)
Purchased soap 381 95.7 (93.9–97.5)
Had soap at the house at time of survey 355 84.1 (81.3–86.9)
Water purification tablets
Received in the past month 178 41.5 (29.9–53.1)
Bought in the past month, n = 403 279 70.2 (64.3–76.2)
Know how to use, n = 402 389 97.5 (96.0–99.1)
Perceptions of water purification tablets, n = 387
Strong taste, unacceptable 25 4.7 (2.4–7.0)
Some taste, acceptable 345 87.7 (83.7–91.6)
No taste 3 0.6 (0–1.2)

*n = 404 except as indicated. CI, confidence interval.
†Sampling weights are according to population size.

*n = 404 except as indicated. CI, confidence interval.
†Sampling weights are according to population size.

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