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Table 2 Health perceptions in relation to participation

From: The acceptability of mass administrations of anti-malarial drugs as part of targeted malaria elimination in villages along the Thai–Myanmar border

  MDA administration p value*
No Incomplete Complete Total
Number respondents (56) (148) (174) (378)
What sickness causes most health problems in your village? (more than one answer was allowed)
 Malaria 42 75 % 116 78 % 137 79 % 295 78 % 0.978
 Respiratory tract infections 9 16 % 23 16 % 24 14 % 56 15 % 0.065
 Diarrhoea 5 9 % 12 8 % 14 8 % 31 8 % 0.871
 Tuberculosis 0 0 % 1 1 % 5 3 % 6 2 % 0.302
What causes malaria? (more than one answer was allowed)
 Mosquitoes transmit malaria 44 79 % 96 65 % 137 79 % 277 73 % 0.012
 Don’t know 7 13 % 37 25 % 17 10 % 61 16 % 0.001
 No answer 5 9 % 15 10 % 20 11 % 40 11 %  
What do you do to prevent malaria? (more than one answer was allowed)
 Use bed net 38 68 % 107 72 % 137 79 % 282 75 % 0.140
 Use mosquito coils 4 7 % 13 9 % 16 9 % 33 9 % 0.854
 Cut down the grass 6 11 % 5 3 % 16 9 % 27 7 % 0.249
 Spray household with insecticide 4 7 % 8 5 % 8 5 % 20 5 % 0.178
 No answer 4 7 % 15 10 % 0   19 5 %  
What kind of complaints do people with malaria have? (more than one answer was allowed)
 Shivering 26 46 % 69 47 % 85 49 % 180 48 % 0.376
 Fever 30 54 % 76 51 % 71 41 % 177 47 % 0.268
 Headache 25 45 % 64 44 % 86 49 % 175 46 % 0.001
 Vomiting 14 25 % 36 24 % 44 25 % 94 25 % 0.046
  1. The table shows the number of respondents who mentioned an answer unprompted. The statistical comparison is between people who mentioned and who didn’t mention an answer. Responses are sorted by totals, percentages % refer to columns not rows
  2. * Chi squared test or Fisher’s exact test