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Table 6 Association of factors with mass drug administration (MDA) acceptance, 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 MDA acceptance (Intake of all MDA drugs) p-value
   Yes (%) No (%)  
Socio-demographic characteristics
Sex Male 95.9 4.1 0.60
  Female 93.9 6.1  
Civil status Single 95.0 5.0 0.59
  Ever married 93.3 6.7  
Education Elementary level or lower 93.6 6.4 0.48
  High school or higher 95.9 4.1  
Awareness
Awareness on lymphatic filariasis Yes 94.6 5.4 0.52
  No 100 0.0  
Awareness on MDA Yes 94.5 5.5 0.46
  No 100 0.0  
Awareness on MDA for lymphatic Filariasis Yes 94.2 5.8 0.46
  No 100.0 0.0  
Knowledge
Knowledge on lymphatic filariasis Moderate 97.1 2.9 0.08*
  Low 93.5 6.5  
Attitude
Perceived susceptibility to lymphatic Filariasis High 94.5 5.5 0.38
  Low 100.0 0.0  
Perceived severity of lymphatic Filariasis High 94.8 5.2 0.61
  Low 100.0 0.0  
Perceived benefits of antifilarial drugs High 96.8 3.2 0.06*
  Low 90.6 9.4  
Perceived threat of lymphatic filariasis infection High 97.2 2.8 0.16
  Low 93.3 6.7  
Attitude towards MDA High 94.8 5.2 0.81
  Low 100.0 0.0  
  1. *Significant association