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Table 2 Adjusted odds ratios of 138 respondents for variables associated with participation in the MDA

From: Community perceptions of targeted anti-malarial mass drug administrations in two provinces in Vietnam: a quantitative survey

  Non-participants Partial and full participants OR crude p value OR adj* p value
n 47 (34%) 91 (66%)     
Sex (male) 34 (37%) 58 (63%) 1.488 0.311 2.580 0.082
Ethnicity (S’Tieng) 8 (22%) 29 (78%) 2.280 0.066 4.594 0.016
Village (VN30) 17 (29%) 42 (72%) 1.513 0.262 2.808 0.098
Median age in years (IQR) 34 (28–46) 37 (27–48) 1.007 0.632 1.022 0.252
Occupation (Farmer) 36 (31%) 79 (69%) 1.795 0.235 1.635 0.428
Literacy 18 (24%) 58 (76%) 2.807 0.006 1.400 0.506
Religion (Christian) 42 (34%) 82 (66%) 1.085 0.890 1.497 0.616
Recent immigration 34 (32%) 72 (68%) 1.449 0.372 1.560 0.469
Believes that malaria is the village’s main health problem 26 (31%) 57 (69%) 1.354 0.406 0.739 0.567
Believes fever is a symptom of malaria 6 (21%) 23 (79%) 2.311 0.093 1.691 0.394
Doesn’t know causes of malaria 33 (29%) 83 (72%) 4.402 0.002 1.593 0.481
Doesn’t recall being told about the MDA 22 (21%) 84 (79%) 13.636 <0.001 7.083 0.001
Who explained MDA (DHT) 11 (15%) 63 (85%) 7.364 <0.001 1.401 0.648
Believes everybody should participate in the MDA 8 (18%) 37 (82%) 3.340 0.006 0.965 0.955
Believes the medicine protects against malaria 12 (15%) 69 (85%) 8.886 <0.001 2.364 0.194
  1. Non-participants are defined as not having taking any doses of the antimalarial drug (DHA/piperaquine). Participants have taken at least one or more doses
  2. adj* adjusted for the statistically significant terms in the crude odds ratio [Literacy, Doesn’t know causes of malaria, Doesn’t recall being told about the MDA, Who explained MDA (DHT), Believes everybody should participate in the MDA, Believes the medicine protects against malaria]
  3. OR odds ration, DHT district health team