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Table 3 Experiences of TME 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 (%)
Provided blood for test during MDA
 Yes 9 (52.9) 141 (100) 150 (94.9) 0.001
 No 8 (47.1) 0 8 (5.1)  
If yes, reasons (n = 150)
 I want to check malaria 4 (44.4) 53 (37.6) 57 (38) 0.8
 I am scared of malaria 1 (11.1) 27 (19.1) 28 (18.7)  
 I am scared of illness 0 10 (7.1) 10 (6.7)  
 I want to be free from malaria 2 (22.2) 19 (13.5) 21 (14)  
 I want to have a good health 1 (11.1) 25 (17.7) 26 (17.3)  
 Other 1 (11.1) 7 (5) 8 (5.3)  
Took medicine for mass drug administration
 Yes 9 (52.9) 141 (100) 150 (94.9) 0.001
 No 8 (47.1) 0 8 (5.1)  
If yes, reasons (n = 150)
 I want to be free from malaria 5 (55.6) 61 (43.3) 66 (44) 0.39
 I want to have a good health 1 (11.1) 54 (38.3) 55 (36.7)  
 I am scared of malaria 1 (11.1) 15 (10.6) 16 (10.7)  
 I am scared of illness 1 (11.1) 5 (3.5) 6 (4)  
 Other 1 (11.1) 6 (4.3) 7 (4.7)  
If yes, location of the MDA (n = 150)
 Village hall 7 (77.8) 101 (71.6) 108 (72) 0.56
 Village center 2 (22.2) 18 (12.8) 20 (13.3)  
 Other 0 20 (14.2) 20 (13.3)  
 No response 0 2 (1.4) 2 (1.3)  
Medicine distribution center was convenient
 Yes 9 (100) 138 (97.9) 147 (98) 0.83
 No 0 3 (2.1) 3 (2)  
Distance between the medicine distribution center and your house (m)  
 ≤ 100 4 (40) 99 (70.2) 103 (68.2) 0.055
 ≥ 101 6 (60) 42 (29.8) 48 (31.8)  
Number of people in your household
 ≤ 6 10 (58.8) 80 (56.7) 90 (57) 0.54
 ≥ 7 7 (41.2) 61 (43.3) 68 (43)  
Everyone in my house participated in TME
 Yes 4 (23.5) 81 (57.4) 85 (53.8) 0.008
 No 13 (76.5) 60 (42.6) 73 (46.2)  
I had complaints after taking medicine
 Yes 3 (33.3) 27 (19.1) 30 (20) 0.25
 No 6 (66.7) 114 (80.9) 120 (80)  
If yes, complaints started after
 Round 1 1 (33.3) 24 (88.9) 25 (83.3) 0.041
 Round 2 1 (33.3) 2 (7.4) 3 (10)  
 Round 3 1 (33.3) 1 (3.7) 2 (6.7)  
Household members had complaints after taking medicine (n = 153)
 Yes 3 (23.1) 36 (25.7) 39 (25.5) 0.012
 No 9 (69.2) 103 (73.6) 112 (73.2)  
 No one took the medicine 1 (7.7) 0 1 (0.7)  
 Don’t know 0 1 (0.7) 1 (0.7)