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Table 5 Primary reasons for willingness or unwillingness to participate in future interventions as assessed in an endline cross-sectional survey

From: Community acceptance of reactive focal mass drug administration and reactive focal vector control using indoor residual spraying, a mixed‐methods study in Zambezi region, Namibia

  N Willing Unwilling Don’t know/No response
RACD 1619 1546 (95.5%) 28 (1.7%) 45 (2.8%)
Reasons: Reasons:
714 (46.2%) To know whether they were ill 17 (60.7%) Tested negative for malaria recently
380 (24.6%) To know whether their children were ill 4 (14.3%) Afraid of needles
286 (18.5%) Care was free  
rfMDA 528 478 (90.5%) 31 (5.9%) 19 (3.6%)
Reasons: Reasons:
153 (32.0%) It is free 26 (83.9%) Worried about medication side effects
147 (30.8%) To both prevent and treat malaria 14 (45.2%) Do not want to take medication when not ill
105 (22.0%) Like to have their children treated  
RAVC 624 616 (98.7%) 7 (1.1%) 1 (0.16%)
Reasons: Reasons:
522 (84.7%) To keep mosquitoes and bugs away 2 (28.6%) No mosquitoes in area
89 (14.4%%) Structures were sprayed well during the previous visit  
  1. Some participants provided multiple reasons