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Table 2 Reasons for not receiving or taking praziquantel during community-wide treatment in Zanzibar in 2013

From: Praziquantel coverage in schools and communities targeted for the elimination of urogenital schistosomiasis in Zanzibar: a cross-sectional survey

  Unguja   Pemba  
  n % n %
Either did not receive or did not take the drug 1060   1254  
Gave at least one reason for not receiving or taking the drug 699   1156  
Did not provide any reason 361 34.1 98 7.8
Reason provided:
 Pregnant 163 23.3 193 16.7
 Breastfeeding 36 5.2 67 5.8
 Sick 27 3.9 30 2.6
 Absent < 5 days 119 17.0 228 19.7
 Absent > 5 days 174 24.9 226 19.6
 No CDD 104 14.9 76 6.6
 No praziquantel left 13 1.9 11 1.0
 Busy 12 1.7 88 7.6
 Afraid of adverse events 16 2.3 74 6.4
 Healthy 13 1.9 70 6.1
 Too many tablets 2 0.3 41 3.5
 Did not trust height measurement 3 0.4 25 2.2
 No information about the drugs 8 1.1 16 1.4
 Did not like the drug 2 0.3 14 1.2
 No food available 1 0.1 9 0.8
 Kept 3 0.4 7 0.6
 Drug does not work 1 0.1 6 0.5
 Bad CDD 0 0.0 5 0.4
 Drug does affect reproduction 0 0.0 3 0.3
 Fasting 3 0.4 1 0.1
 Too old 2 0.3 0 0.0
 Too young 0 0.0 0 0.0
 Religion 0 0.0 0 0.0
 Drug provided for free 0 0.0 0 0.0
  1. CDD Community Drug Distributor