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Table 2 Caregiver perceived causes of developmental disorder in the childa

From: Stigma, explanatory models and unmet needs of caregivers of children with developmental disorders in a low-income African country: a cross-sectional facility-based survey

Perceived causes of child developmental disorder Number Percent
Spirit possession 41 40.2
Sinful act 28 27.5
Punishment from God 26 25.5
Evil eye 20 19.6
Curse/bewitchment 10 9.8
Head injury 31 30.4
Birth complications 26 25.5
Epilepsy 21 20.6
Pathogen/infectious cause 12 11.8
Family history 12 11.8
Drinking alcohol in pregnancy 3 2.9
Chewing Catha edulis (khat) in pregnancy 2 2.0
  1. aRespondents could provide multiple answers