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Table 1 Frequency distribution of drugs deliverers in MDA according to their socio-demographic charateristics, role in MDA and outcome variables

From: Assessing knowledge about lymphatic filariasis and the implementation of mass drug administration amongst drug deliverers in three districts/cities of Indonesia

Variable Frequency (total) High knowledge about LFa High knowledge about MDAb Received MDA feedback
  n % 95% CI n % 95% CI n % 95% CI n % 95% CI
A. Socio-demographic characteristics
 District/City
  Agam 109 34.3 29.2–39.7 55 50.5 41.1–59.8 54 49.5 40.2–58.9 53 48.6 39.3–58.0
  Depok 107 33.7 28.6–39.1 49 45.8 36.5–55.4 49 45.8 36.5–55.4 85 79.4 70.7–86.1
  Batam 102 32.1 27.2–37.4 26 25.5 17.9–34.9 31 30.4 22.2–40.1 70 68.6 58.9–76.9
 Age
  ≤ 35 years 66 20.8 16.6–25.6 28 42.4 31.0–54.7 37 56.1 43.8–67.6 40 60.6 48.3–71.7
  36–45 years 138 43.4 38.0–48.9 61 44.2 36.1–52.6 62 44.9 36.8–53.4 93 67.4 59.1–74.7
  ≥ 46 years 114 35.9 30.7–41.3 41 36.0 27.6–45.2 35 30.7 22.9–39.8 75 65.8 56.6–74.0
 Sex
  Male 65 20.4 16.3–25.3 18 27.7 18.1–39.9 19 29.2 19.4–41.5 31 47.7 35.8–59.9
  Female 253 79.6 74.7–83.7 112 44.3 38.2–50.5 115 45.5 39.4–51.7 177 70.0 64.0–75.3
 Education group
  No school/incomplete primary school/completed primary school 25 7.9 5.4–11.4 5 20.0 8.4–40.6 9 36.0 19.6–56.5 11 44.0 25.9–63.8
  Completed secondary 51 16.0 12.4–20.5 17 33.3 21.7–47.4 21 41.2 28.5–55.2 33 64.7 50.6–76.7
  Completed senior HS 147 46.2 40.8–51.8 56 38.1 30.6–46.3 55 37.4 29.9–45.6 93 63.3 55.1–70.7
  Completed college/above 95 29.9 25.1–35.2 52 54.7 44.6–64.5 49 51.6 41.5–61.5 71 74.7 65.0–82.5
 Length of stay in the area
  ≤ 2 years 15 4.7 2.9–7.7 9 60.0 33.9–81.4 6 40.0 18.6–66.1 11 73.3 45.6–90.0
  > 2 years 302 95.0 91.9–96.9 120 39.7 34.3–45.4 127 42.1 36.6–47.7 196 64.9 59.3–70.1
B. Experience, role and integration with other programs during MDA
 Role of respondents during MDA
  Cadre 175 55.0 49.5–60.5 66 37.7 30.8–45.2 72 41.1 34.1–48.6 112 64.0 56.6–70.8
  Community/religious leaders 84 26.4 21.8–31.6 20 23.8 15.8–34.2 23 27.4 18.9–38.0 43 51.2 40.5–61.8
  Health workers (village midwives, head of health centre, LF program manager) 59 18.6 14.6–23.2 44 74.6 61.8–84.2 39 66.1 53.1–77.1 53 89.8 79.0–95.4
 Frequency of participation in MDA
  1–3 times 170 53.5 47.9–58.9 49 28.8 22.5–36.1 58 34.1 27.3–41.6 101 59.4 51.8–66.6
  > 3 times 148 46.5 41.1–52.1 81 54.7 46.6–62.6 76 51.4 43.3–59.4 107 72.3 64.5–79.0
 Integration with other program during MDA
  No 253 79.6 74.7–83.7 91 36.0 30.3–42.1 99 39.1 33.3–45.3 159 62.8 56.7–68.6
  Yes 65 20.4 16.3–25.3 39 60.0 47.6–71.3 35 53.8 41.6–65.6 49 75.4 63.4–84.4
  1. aKnowledge about LF is based on three variables: (i) know that worm is the cause of LF; (ii) know that mosquitoes transmit LF; and (iii) know that LF is preventable. Low level of knowledge is assigned to those scoring less than median of the distribution and high level of knowledge is assigned to those scoring the same as median or above
  2. bKnowledge about MDA is based on six variables: knowledge that (i) all LF drugs should be taken; (ii) pregnant women should not take LF drugs; (iii) children under two years old should not take LF drugs; (iv) severely undernourished children should not take LF drugs; (v) people aged more than 75 years old should not take LF drugs; and (vi) severely ill people should not take LF drugs. Low level of knowledge is assigned to those scoring less than median of the distribution and high level of knowledge is assigned to those scoring the same as median or above