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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of hotline callers and reasons for calling the hotline. (n = 2114 received calls)

From: Lessons learned from implementation of a national hotline for Ebola virus disease emergency preparedness in South Sudan

  Percent Frequency
Background Characteristics
Female 33.2 701
State
 Jubeka 34.1 721
 Central Upper Nile 10.2 215
 Waua 8.8 186
 Aweil 6.1 130
 Torit 6.0 126
 Gbudwea 4.4 93
 Bor 3.4 72
 Renk 2.9 61
 Bentiu 2.8 60
 Yei Rivera 2.7 58
 Yambioa 2.6 56
 Rumbek 2.2 46
 Tonj 1.4 29
 Kuajok 1.3 28
 Yirol 1.3 27
 Eastern Lakes 1.2 26
 Western Lakes 1.1 23
 Gogrial 1.0 22
 Kapoeta 1.0 22
 Ruweng 1.0 22
 Lol 0.9 18
 Twic 0.7 15
 Amadi 0.4 8
 Melut 0.4 8
 North Upper Nile 0.4 8
 Warrab 0.3 6
 Imatong 0.2 4
 Maridia 0.2 5
 Mundri 0.2 4
 Gok 0.1 2
 Malakl 0.1 3
 Terekeka 0.1 3
 Upper Nile 0.1 3
 Missing 0.2 4
Reason for calling
 To ask a question about Ebola 67.7 1431
 To report a clinical sign or symptom 16.4 346
 To ask a question about the hotline 3.8 81
 To send a greeting to the MoH 1.8 37
 To ask for money or airtime 1.7 36
 To ask to join the illuminati 1.6 33
 To ask for the radio to play a song 0.8 16
 To ask about safety of eating bushmeat 0.4 8
 Other Reason 5.7 120
 Missing Reason 0.3 6
  1. a States with EVD preparedness activities