Table 5

Ebola-related information sources, trusted sources, and information gaps, National Ebola KAP survey, Sierra Leone, August 2014 (n=1413)*

Indicator%95% CI
A—Sources of receiving Ebola-related information†
 Radio8886.2 to 89.6
 Church/mosque/ other religious venues4239.1 to 44.3
 House visits by health workers2623.3 to 27.9
 Megaphone public2421.6 to 26.0
 Television2119.2 to 23.4
 Internet and social media1513.6 to 17.3
 Community meetings1210.6 to 14.1
 Print materials86.7 to 9.5
 Mobile phone/text messages0.40.2 to 0.9
Radio listenership
 Listen to radio everyday7876.3 to 80.6
 Listen to radio at least once a week1311.2 to 14.8
 Listen to radio less than once a week32.1 to 3.8
 Do not listen to radio64.5 to 6.9
B—Trusted sources of Ebola-related information‡
 Health and medical professionals6158.6 to 63.7
 Government/Ministry of Health and Sanitation4946.6 to 51.8
 Media3633.6 to 38.6
 Religious leaders108.3 to 11.3
 Relatives and friends97.8 to 10.8
 Traditional healers0.30.2 to 0.8
C—Ebola information gaps§
 Wanted more Ebola-related information on…9391.9 to 94.5
 Prevention5350.8 to 55.0
 Medical care and treatment3734.1 to 39.1
 Cause and origin2421.9 to 26.3
 Signs and symptoms2119.3 to 23.6
  • *Item-specific samples sizes varied slightly with <5% missing for an item.

  • †Unprompted/open-ended/multiple selection item.

  • ‡Unprompted/open-ended/multiple selection item.

  • §Unprompted/open-ended/multiple selection item.

  • KAP, knowledge, attitudes and practices.