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Table 3 Understanding the intervention 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
  No Incomplete Complete Total p value*
Number respondents (56) (148) (174) (378)  
What did you learn and understand during the sensitisation meetings? (more than one answer was allowed)
 Many people who get malaria become sick 49 88 % 125 84 % 159 91 % 333 88 % 0.151
 Individuals can have malaria infections and feel perfectly well 16 29 % 63 43 % 81 47 % 324 43 % 0.038
 Malaria is more common in the rainy season 42 76 % 114 78 % 146 85 % 305 81 % 0.857
Mosquitoes may become infected from biting individuals who do not get sick 44 80 % 111 75 % 137 79 % 292 78 % 0.672
 It is difficult to tell which individuals are carrying malaria without getting sick 36 64 % 92 62 % 96 55 % 224 59 % 0.281
 Nothing 1 2 % 1 1 % 1 1 % 3 1 % 0.531
What do you think the medicine is for?
 Protection from malaria 43 77 % 122 82 % 157 90 % 322 85 % 0.023
 Gives me strength/energy 1 2 % 8 5 % 8 5 % 17 4 % 0.536
 Mosquitoes will not be able to bite me 1 2 % 5 3 % 4 2 % 10 3 % 0.759
 After taking the medicine I will not need to sleep under my bed net 0 0 % 1 1 % 0 0 % 1 0 % 0.459
 No answer 11 20 % 12 8 % 5 3 % 28 7 %  
  1. The table shows the number of respondents who agree with the answer. The statistical comparison is between people who answered “yes” and people who didn’t. Responses are sorted by totals
  2. * Chi squared test