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Table 3 Knowledge categorized as current and incorrect responses and comparison among the level of students

From: Knowledge of first aid methods and attitude about snake bite among medical students: a cross sectional observational study

SN Knowledge on snake bite and First Aid and treatment Measures Correct Response n (%) Incorrect response n (%) χ2 P Value
1 Should local incisions or pricks/punctures be made over the bite site?
Preclinical 81 (35.07) 150 (64.93) 56.372 < 0.001
Clinical 61 (85.92) 10 (14.08)
2 Should healthy volunteer suck the venom out of the wound?
Preclinical 137 (59.31) 94 (40.69) 25.490 < 0.001
Clinical 65 (91.55) 6 (8.45)   
3 Should tight bands (tourniquets) be applied around the limb proximal to the bite site?
Preclinical 19 (8.22) 212 (91.78) 79.097 < 0.001
Clinical 40 (56.34) 31 (43.66)
4 Should pressure immobilization bandages be applied around the bite site?
Preclinical 118 (51.08) 113 (48.92) 10.836 0.001
Clinical 52 (73.24) 19 (26.76)
5 Is electric current at the site of bite useful?
Preclinical 155 (67.10) 76 (32.90) 8.024 0.005
Clinical 60 (84.51) 11 (15.49)
6 Is topical instillation or application of herbs beneficial?
Preclinical 54 (23.38) 177 (76.62) 8.315 0.004
Clinical 29 (40.85) 42 (59.15)
7 Should the snakebite patient be transported to the hospital soon after the bite?
Preclinical 228 (98.70) 3 (1.30) 0.931 0.446a
Clinical 71 (100.00) 0 (0.00)
8 Can envenomation be cured by anti-venom therapy?
Preclinical 191 (82.68) 40 (17.31) 11.713 0.001
Clinical 70 (98.59) 1 (1.410
9 Are all snake bites associated with envenomation?
Preclinical 115 (49.78) 116 (50.22) 29.159 < 0.001
Clinical 61 (85.92) 10 (14.08)
  1. aFisher Exact test