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Table 3 Reported and observed coverage of school-based and community-wide treatment in Zanzibar in 2013. Treatment coverage according to community drug distributor reports to the Ministry of Health (MoH) and coverage and compliance according to the Schistosomiasis Consortium for Operational Research and Evaluation (SCORE) post-mass drug administration (MDA) survey carried out as part of a parasitological survey from March to May 2014, 3–5 months after the school-based and community-wide treatment with praziquantel in November 2013 on Unguja and Pemba islands, United Republic of Tanzania

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

  MoH data SCORE post-MDA survey
  Number treated/number surveyed Population Treated population % Treated Surveyed population Received treatment Received and swallowed tablets % Received treatment 95 % CI Design effect % Received and swallowed tablets 95 % CI Design effect
Unguja
 Schools: registered population 27c/48 26,612 17,005 63.9 2754   2394     86.9 81.0–92.9 20.10
 Shehias: total population 43b/47 181,434 122,860 67.7 2123 1378 1147 64.9 60.7–69.1 4.0 54.0 50.3–57.7 2.9
 Shehias: eligible populationa 43b/47 152,362 122,860 80.6 1907 1358 1147 71.2 66.6–75.8 4.9 60.1 55.9–64.4 3.5
Pemba
 Schools: registered population 43d/45 28,235 23,807 84.3 4803   4092     85.2 81.8–88.6 10.7
 Shehias: total population 45/45 224,518 132,475 59.0 2231 1196 977 53.6 50.4–56.8 2.2 43.8 40.5–47.1 2.4
 Shehias: eligible populationa 45/45 161,597 132,475 82.0 1940 1166 976 60.1 56.5–63.7 2.6 50.3 46.6–54.0 2.7
  1. 95 % CI: 95 % confidence intervals
  2. aPeople who were sick, pregnant or breastfeeding were excluded from analysis
  3. bFour shehias were excluded from analysis due to problems with data obtained from the MoH (Upenja had duplicate, Miwani had invalid, and Gamba and Makoba had no MoH data)
  4. c21 schools were excluded from analysis. Reason: no MoH data were available for 19 schools in Unguja (among them, 13 schools also did not report any treatment in the post-MDA survey) and 2 additional schools, which reported no treatment in the post-MDA survey
  5. dTwo schools were excluded from analysis. Reason: no MoH data were available for the schools of two shehias in Pemba (Shungi and Mchanga Mdogo)