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Table 2 Knowledge about TME and Malaria of the respondents in relation to participation (n = 158)

From: Factors associated with population coverage of targeted malaria elimination (TME) in southern Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR

Characteristics Participation p value
Partial/none (n = 17) Complete (n = 141) Total (n = 158)
Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
Heard about the current malaria elimination project
 Yes 17 (100) 141 (100) 158 (100) NA
Heard through/froma
 District Health Team/Village Health Workers/Study Staffs 13 (76.5) 137 (97.2) 150 (94.9) 0.005
 Neighbor 0 1 (0.6) 1 (0.6) 0.89
 Village head 10 (58.8) 109 (77.3) 119 (75.3) 0.089
 Don’t know 1 (5.9) 4 (2.8) 5 (3.2) 0.43
Attended meetings/events conducted by TME
 Yes 11 (64.7) 138 (97.9) 149 (94.3) < 0.001
 No 6 (35.3) 3 (2.1) 9 (5.7)  
TME was explained to you bya
 Village head 10 (58.8) 124 (87.9) 134 (84.8) 0.005
 Volunteers 9 (52.9) 117 (83) 126 (79.7) 0.008
 TME staffs 9 (52.9) 132 (93.6) 141 (89.2) < 0.001
Frequency of explanation about TME by study staffs
 Up to 30 times 8 (47.1) 128 (90.8) 136 (86.1) 0.001
 Can’t remember/don’t know 9 (52.9) 13 (9.2) 22 (13.9)  
Frequency of explanation about TME by non-study staffs
 Up to 20 times 10 (58.8) 137 (97.2) 147 (93) < 0.001
 Can’t remember/don’t know 7 (41.2) 4 (2.8) 11 (7)  
We get malaria froma
 Forest 2 (11.8) 2 (1.4) 4 (2.5) 0.058
 Mosquito 14 (82.4) 139 (98.6) 153 (96.8) 0.009
Signs and symptoms of malariaa
 Fever 8 (47.1) 115 (81.6) 123 (77.8) 0.003
 Headache 7 (41.2) 105 (74.5) 112 (70.9) 0.007
 Muscle pain 1 (5.9) 14 (9.9) 15 (9.5) 0.5
 Vomiting 1 (5.9) 7 (5) 8 (5.1) 0.6
 Chills/shivering 8 (47.1) 116 (82.3) 124 (78.5) 0.003
 Diarrhea 1 (5.9) 7 (5) 8 (5.1) 0.6
 Don’t know 6 (35.3) 15 (10.6) 21 (13.3) 0.013
Diagnosis of malariaa
 Through blood test 10 (58.8) 128 (90.8) 138 (87.3) 0.002
 That person will have fever, chills and headache 0 7 (5) 7 (4.4) 0.44
 Went to health worker 14 (82.4) 117 (83) 131 (82.9) 0.58
 Went to forest before 2 (11.8) 0 2 (1.3) 0.011
An asymptomatic villager can have malaria parasite
 Yes 3 (17.6) 60 (42.6) 63 (39.9) 0.04
 No 1 (5.9) 19 (13.5) 20 (12.7)  
 Don’t know 13 (76.5) 62 (44) 75 (47.5)  
Ways to eliminate malaria from the villagea
 By giving medicine to all the villagers 6 (35.3) 117 (83) 123 (77.8) < 0.001
 By using mosquito nets 1 (5.9) 6 (4.3) 7 (4.4) 0.55
 By cleaning the surrounding 0 2 (1.4) 2 (1.3) 0.79
 Don’t know 9 (52.9) 18 (12.8) 27 (17.1) < 0.001
  1. aMultiple answers were possible; percentage exceeds 100; analysis were made between “Yes” and “No”