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Table 5 Multivariate analysis of key variables associated with participation in the campaign

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

  MDA
Less than complete Complete Total OR (univariate) OR (multivariate)*
n % n %
Number respondents 204 54 174 46 378   p value   p value
Demographics of respondents
 Village
 HKT 86 70 37 30 123 1   1  
 KNH 17 23 58 77 75 7.9 <0.001 17.3* 0.001*
 TOT 78 68 36 32 114 1.1 0.803 2.7* 0.2*
 TPN 23 35 43 65 66 4.4 <0.001 9.3* 0.007*
Ethnicity
 Burman 59 67 29 33 88 1   1  
 Other 3 37 5 63 8 3.4 0.110 1.5* 0.6*
 Paw 42 39 66 61 108 3.2 <0.001 2.0* 0.03
 Sgaw 99 58 73 42 172 1.5 0.139 1.9* 0.08*
Profession: shop-keeper
 No 175 52 161 48 336 1   1  
 Yes 29 69 13 31 42 0.5 0.041 0.6** 0.1**
Health perceptions in relation to participation: do you know what causes malaria?
 I know 160 50 157 50 317 1    
 I don’t know 44 72 17 28 61 0.4 0.002 0.5* 0.05*
Perceptions of the campaign: do you think you received enough information about the MDA?
 Yes 69 38 112 62 181 1   1  
 No 20 53 18 47 38 0.6 0.1 0.5** 0.07**
 Don’t know 29 81 7 19 36 0.2 <0.001 0.3** 0.01**
Would you recommend the MDA programme to someone else?
 Yes 63 38 103 62 166 1   1  
 No 2 100 0 0 2 NA   NA  
 Don’t know 53 61 34 39 87 0.4 0.001 0.9** 0.9**
  1. The most relevant key variables in each table which were statistically significant in the univariate analysis were included in the multivariate analysis
  2. * Adjusted for village, ethnicity, do you know what causes malaria, and how did you hear about malaria—study staff
  3. ** Adjusted for village only