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Table 1 Opinion of the population of the rectal treatment route

From: Knowledge and acceptability of the rectal treatment route in Laos and its application for pre-referral emergency malaria treatment

Acceptability Urban
n = 336
(34.2%)
Rural
n = 649
(65.8%)
p Total
n = 985
Difficult to do 138
(41.0)
215
(33.1)
0.01 353
(35.8)
Age to start rectal route (months)* 27.68
(23.6-31.7)
27.5
(24.7-30.6)
0.9 27.7
(25.3-30.0)
Age to stop
(months)*
65.3
(51.3-79.2)
50.9
(43.4-58.4)
0.05 55.9
(49.0-62.8)
Will recommend to friends, yes 222
(66.0)
426
(65.6)
0.8 648
(65.7)
Will do rectal TT, after training 259
(77.0)
475
(73.1)
0.01 734
(74.2)
Perception Urban
n = 298 (37.9%)
Rural
n = 489 (62.1%)
p Total
n = 787
Ineffective 216 (72.5) 318 (65) 0.03 534 (67.9)
Painful 102 (34.2) 122 (25) 0.005 224 (28.5)
Disliked by children 139 (46.6) 180 (36.8) 0.006 319 (40.5)
Difficult to perform 126 (42.3) 141 (28.8) < 0.001 267 (33.69)
Adverse events 69 (23.1) 86 (17.6) 0.05 155 (19.7)
Leads to problems with defecation 82 (27.5) 105 (21.5) 0.053 187 (23.8)
Causes other diseases 57 (19.1) 59 (12.1) 0.007 116 (14.7)
  1. * 95% confidence interval