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Table 3 Caregiver perceptions about the child with a developmental disorder

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

Variable Number Percent
Believe that child’s problems with autism/ID can be cured   
 Yes, cured 94 92.2
 Not cured, but improved 8 7.8
 No cure or improvement 0 0
How severe do you think your child’s problem with developing slowly is?   
 Very severe 44 43.1
 Quite severe 25 24.5
 Not too severe 25 24.5
 Not severe at all 8 7.8
Do you think your child’s condition can be transmitted to other people?   
 No 95 93.1
 Yes 7 6.9
Do you think other people think that your child’s condition can be transmitted to other people?   
 No 90 88.2
 Yes 12 11.8