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Table 6 Parents’ opinion on SMC and justification of the opinion in the district of Kita during the adherence surveys

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

  Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
n/N % n/N % n/N % n/N % n/N %
Parent opinion on SMC
 Very good 153/229 66.8 156/227 68.7 156/224 69.6 149/218 68.3 614/898 68.4
 Good 75/229 32.8 71/227 31.3 68/224 30.4 69/218 31.7 283/898 31.5
 Bad 1/229 0.4 0/227 0.0 0/224 0.0 0/218 0.0 1/898 0.1
Justification of the opinion
 Improve health 57/229 24.9 79/227 34.8 74/224 33.0 103/218 47.2 313/898 34.8
 Prevent malaria 114/229 49.8 72/227 31.7 88/224 39.3 52/218 23.9 326/898 36.3
 Fight malaria 57/229 24.9 63/227 27.6 49/224 21.8 48/218 21.3 317/898 23.9
 Save money 0/229 0.0 7/227 3.0 8/224 3.6 8/218 3.6 23/898 2.5
 Ensure good health 0/229 0.0 6/227 2.6 4/224 1.8 7/218 3.1 17/898 1.9
 No harmful effect 0/229 0.0 0/227 0.0 1/224 0.4 0/218 0.0 1/898 0.1
 Calm the mothers 1/229 0.4 0/227 0.0 0/224 0.0 0/218 0.0 1/898 0.1