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Table 1 Characteristics of participants, caregivers and householdsa

From: Adherence to treatment with artemether–lumefantrine or amodiaquine–artesunate for uncomplicated malaria in children in Sierra Leone: a randomized trial

  Site 1 Site 2
  AL (N = 175) AQAS (N = 172) AL (N = 165) AQAS (N = 168)
Participant characteristics
Weightb, kg [median (IQR)] 10 (8, 11) 10 (8, 11.4) 10 (8, 13) 10 (9, 13)
Age, months [median (IQR)] 15 (10, 24) 16 (11, 32.5) 24 (14, 37) 24 (14, 42.5)
Age categorized
 6 to 24 months 132 (75.4%) 116 (67.4%) 88 (53.3%) 85 (50.6%)
 25 to 59 months 43 (24.6%) 56 (32.6%) 77 (45.7%) 83 (49.4%)
Gender (% female) 82 (46.9%) 72 (41.9%) 79 (47.9%) 76 (45.2%)
Previously taken the antimalarial treatment
 No 173 (98.9%) 97 (56.4%) 165 (100%) 118 (70.2%)
 Yes 0 (0.0%) 71 (41.3%) 0 (0.0%) 48 (28.6%)
 Unknown 2 (1.1%) 4 (2.3%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (1.2%)
Disliked the antimalarial treatment
 No 156 (89.1%) 128 (74.4%) 153 (92.7%) 130 (77.4%)
 Yes 2 (1.1%) 34 (19.8%) 7 (4.2%) 26 (15.5%)
 Unknown 17 (9.7%) 10 (5.8%) 5 (3.0%) 12 (7.1%)
Complained of bitter taste 0 (0.0%) 31 (18.0%) 0 (0.0%) 18 (10.7%)
Caregiver characteristics
Age, years [median (IQR)] 25 (21, 30) 25 (21, 29) 27 (22, 34) 27 (23, 34)
Gender (% female) 169 (96.6%) 166 (96.5%) 156 (94.6%) 162 (96.4%)
Fluent in Krio 123 (70.3%) 124 (72.1%) 116 (70.3%) 118 (70.2%)
Any education 107 (61.1%) 86 (50.0%) 109 (66.1%) 116 (69.1%)
Told to finish treatment by health worker 101 (57.7%) 101 (58.7%) 85 (51.5%) 73 (43.5%)
Knowledge about ACTs 31 (17.7%) 35 (20.4%) 54 (32.7%) 51 (30.4%)
Household characteristics
Religionc
 Christian 27 (15.4%) 22 (12.8%) 77 (46.7%) 91(54.2%)
 Muslim 148 (84.6%) 150 (87.2%) 87 (52.7%) 77 (45.8%)
Household wealth indexd
 1 (poorest) 40 (23.7%) 47 (27.5%) 77 (47.0%) 72 (43.1%)
 2 59 (34.9%) 61 (35.7%) 42 (25.6%) 47 (28.1%)
 3 (least poor) 70 (41.4%) 63 (36.8%) 45 (27.4%) 48 (28.7%)
  1. aDemographic data were collected during follow-up visits; therefore, this information is only available from participants that were located and consented for the follow-up interviews (the per-protocol population)
  2. bScale availability was problematic at both sites on select days, so weight data is not available for some participants. Denominators for weight: Site 1: AL = 165; AQAS-164; Site 2: AL = 151; AQAS = 152
  3. cReligion: information on religion is missing from one participant in the AL group at Site 2 (n = 164)
  4. dWealth index denominators: Site 1 AL = 169 and AQAS = 171; Site 2 AL = 164 and AQAS = 167