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Table 4 Trial beliefs and malaria health-seeking behaviors of survyed respondents

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

n = 864 n (%)
Believe malaria to be a problem  
 Yes 220 (25)
 Yes, but less now than in past 544 (63)
 No 32 (4)
 Does not know 35 (4)
 No answer/missing 33 (4)
Non-health impacts of malaria, prompted, could choose multiple (n = 561)  
 Costs of health facility 229 (41)
 Costs of medicines 251 (45)
 Costs of transport 215 (38)
 Missed work 440 (78)
 Missed school 359 (57)
 Missed household responsibilities 374 (67)
 None 6 (1)
 Does not know 14 (3)
 Other 2 (0)
Benefits to trial, unprompted, could choose multiple  
 None 58 (7)
 Access to study medicine 49 (6)
 Access to medical personnel 7 (1)
 Access to other medicines 4 (0)
 Improved health 609 (70)
 Access to transportation 1 (0)
 Material benefits 1 (0)
 Prevents malaria 389 (45)
 Does not know 61 (7)
 No answer 5 (1)
Benefit: access to medical personnel, prompted  
 Yes 586 (68)
 No 122 (14)
 Does not know 81 (9)
 No answer/missing 75 (9)
Benefit: access to transportation, prompted  
 Yes 431 (50)
 No 277 (32)
 Does not know 84 (10)
 No answer 72 (8)
Preferred treatment for malaria  
 Nothing 7 (1)
 Treat at home 27 (3)
 Village health worker 7 (1)
 Health facility 748 (87)
 MRC 61 (7)
 Other 3 (0)
 Does not know 6 (1)
 No answer 5 (1)
Treatment sought for last malaria: self, could choose multiple  
 Nothing 1 (0)
 Treat at home 23 (3)
 Go to VHW 23 (3)
 Go to health facility 518 (60)
 Go to traditional healer 3 (0)
 Go to MRC 26 (3)
 Other 4 (0)
 Does not know 7 (1)
 No answer 1 (0)
 Non-applicable 281 (33)
Treatment sought for last malaria: child, could choose multiple  
 Nothing 0 (0)
 Treat at home 10 (1)
 Go to VHW 8 (1)
 Go to health facility 383 (44)
 Go to traditional healer 1 (0)
 Go to MRC 12 (1)
 Other 6 (1)
 Does not know 1 (0)
 No answer 0 (0)
 Non-applicable 188 (22)