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Table 3 Reasons for not enroling in trial or completing full regimen based on surveyed respondents. Respondents could choose more than one reason

From: From informed consent to adherence: factors influencing involvement in mass drug administration with ivermectin for malaria elimination in The Gambia

Reasons for not enrolling in trial n = 140
n (%)
Reasons for not taking full regimen n = 566
n (%)
Did not know reason for medicines 5 (4) Did not know more than 1 dose/round 4 (1)
Pregnant 14 (10) Did not know MRC was coming 10 (2)
Sick at time 6 (4) Told to come later 4 (1)
Away from village 66 (47) Ate before 1 (0)
Would not be here for MDA 1 (1) Away from village 234 (41)
Busy at time 25 (18) Too busy 96 (17)
Afraid of side effects 18 (13) Side effects of medication 59 (10)
Healthy; does not need meds 2 (1) Meds made others sick 12 (2)
Too much medicine 1 (1) Too much medicine 11 (2)
Did not attend sensitization 2 (1) Did not like taste 17 (3)
Does not like medicine 10 (7) Got malaria 2 (0)
Medicines do not work 0 (0) Took too much time 0 (0)
Did not want to fast 1 (1) Other 34 (6)
Does not know 6 (4) Does not know 7 (1)
No answer 1 (1) No answer 5 (1)
  1. Pleae see “Additional File 1: Table S1”