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Table 5 Association of factors with the receipt of antifilarial drugs, Agusan del Sur, Philippines, 2005

From: Factors associated with the acceptance of mass drug administration for the elimination of lymphatic filariasis in Agusan del Sur, Philippines

Factors Receipt of antifilarial drugs p-value
   Yes (%) No (%)  
Socio-demographic characteristics
Sex Male 58.0 42.0 0.01
  Female 69.0 31.0  
Civil Status Never married, single 95.9 4.1 0.60
  Ever married 93.9 6.1  
Education Elementary level or lower 100.0 0.0 0.65
  High school or higher 94.6 5.4  
Awareness
Awareness on lymphatic filariasis Yes 66.2 33.8 0.01*
  No 28.4 71.6  
Awareness on MDA Yes 66.5 33.5 0.02*
  No 36.9 63.1  
Awareness on MDA for lymphatic filariasis Yes 69.1 30.9 0.01*
  No 36.4 63.6  
Knowledge
Knowledge on lymphatic filariasis Moderate 70.5 29.5 0.08*
  Low 59.6 40.4  
Accessibility
Accessibility (in terms of distance) RHUa and BHSb 66.5 33.5 0.22
  RHUa only 100.0 0.0  
  BHSb only 50.9 49.1  
  Not accessible 67.0 33.0  
Accessibility (in terms of clinic hours) RHUa and BHSb 64.2 35.8 0.20
  RHUa only 100.0 0.0  
  BHSb only 37.3 62.7  
  Not accessible 75.0 25.0  
  1. *Significant association, aRHU-rural health unit, bBHS-barangay health station