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Table 2 Reasons for not receiving SMC during the different rounds based on the interview in the district of Kita

From: Measuring the impact of seasonal malaria chemoprevention as part of routine malaria control in Kita, Mali

Reasons Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
n/N % n/N % n/N % n/N % n/N %
Travel 58/174 33.4 79/197 40.3 124/271 42.1 183/365 50.2 434/1.007 43.1
Parents not informed 88/174 50.6 75/197 38.1 97/271 35.8 122/365 33.4 382/1.007 37.9
Refusal 9/174 5.2 21/197 10.7 29/271 10.7 25/365 6.8 84/1.007 8.3
Forgot 3/174 1.7 5/197 2.5 15/271 5.5 17/365 4.7 40/1.007 4.0
Othersa 16/174 9.2 17/197 8.6 16/271 5.9 18/365 4.9 67/1.007 6.7
  1. aOthers: mother was sick, age <3 months, child was sick, mother was late, malaria treatment, carte not available, mother was busy, mother was absent, did not see the health worker, health worker refused to give SMC because parent left the SMC card at home