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Table 3 Malaria prevention, illness in past two weeks, and IPTi coverage and perceptions from household survey in Phase 2

From: Evaluation of health system readiness and coverage of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in infants (IPTi) in Kambia district to inform national scale-up in Sierra Leone

  n % (weighted) 95% confidence interval
Among children (N = 459)
Slept under mosquito net previous night 408 88.5% 84.5—92.6
Ill with fever in previous 2 weeks 103 22.7% 17.0—28.4
Blood taken from finger or heel 66 65.3% 52.5—78.2
Diagnosed with malaria    
 Yes 55 50.5% 39.4—61.6
 No 45 47.6% 36.3—58.9
 Don't Know 3 1.9% 0—4.7
 Sought advice for illness of child 81 79.3% 69.7—88.9
Among those that sought advice, child hospitalized for this illness 13 17.2% 6.4—28.0
Took medication for illness 77 95.3% 90.6—100
Received IPTi-1a 299 67.4% 58.3 – 75.3
Reasons for not receiving IPTi among those with no ITPi (n = 114)
 Did not know it was required 42 34.7 (21.9, 50.2)
 Child not offered medication by provider 15 14.4 (8.2, 24.1)
Has not visited a facility for immunization since birth 11 10.5 (4.8, 21.6)
Time/place of immunization not convenient 8 6.2 (3.2, 11.8)
Feared side effects 7 5.9 (2.6, 12.7)
Had to pay 7 5.0 (1.8, 13.3)
Medication was not at the facility 6 5.5 (2.1, 13.8)
Distance/Lack of or cost of transport 4 3.7 (1.1, 12.0)
Did not know where to get it 3 2.9 (0.9, 9.0)
Cultural/religious reasons 2 2.2 (0.1, 9.3)
Needed to work 2 1.7 (0.4, 7.5)
Medication affects other vaccinations 1 0.6 (0.1, 4.7)
Among caregivers (N = 449)
 Heard about a new way to prevent infants from getting malaria 296 67.4% 59.7—75.1
 Heard about a new malaria tablet (among those who heard about a new way to prevent malaria among infants) 289 97.9% 96.3—99.6
 Perceived the new malaria tablet as very safe 279 96.1% 93.6—98.6
  1. aAccording to card and mother’s recall; 40 children who only received IPTi-2 and/or IPTi-3 according to their vaccination card were not counted as receiving IPTi-1
  2. bThe total does not equal 100% because it was a multiple choice question