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Table 6 Significant changes in understanding the intervention and knowledge of malaria in one study village (TOT) over 1 year

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

  2014 2015 p
What causes malaria?
 Mosquitoes transmit malaria 56/114 (49 %) 60/109 (55 %) 0.376
 Don’t know 43/114 (38 %) 25/109 (23 %) 0.017
What sickness causes most health problems in your village?
 Malaria 69/113 (61 %) 80/107 (75 %) 0.078
 Respiratory tract infections 15/113 (13 %) 28/107 (26 %) 0.009
What kind of complaints do people with malaria have?
 Fever 50/113 (44 %) 59/107 (55 %) 0.041
 Headache 40/112 (36 %) 54/107 (51 %) 0.016
What did you learn and understand during the sensitisation meetings?
 Many people who get malaria become sick 84/112 (75 %) 102/107 (95 %) <0.001
 Individuals can have malaria infections and feel perfectly well 54/112 (48 %) 31/107 (29 %) 0.003
 Mosquitoes may become infected from biting individuals who do not get sick 71/112 (63 %) 81/107 (76 %) 0.048
Do you think it is important for everybody in the village to take the medicine?
 Agree 78/112 (70 %) 94/107 (88 %) 0.001