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Table 2 Frequency distribution of drugs deliverers in MDA according to their knowledge about LF and MDA as well as MDA feedback by their role during MDA

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) role during MDA Cadre (n = 175) Religious/community leader (n = 84) Health workers (n = 59)
  n % 95% CI n % 95% CI n % 95% CI n % 95% CI
A. Knowledge about lymphatic filariasis
 Knowledge of LFa
  Low 188 59.1 53.6–64.4 109 62.3 54.8–69.2 64 76.2 65.8–84.2 15 25.4 15.9–38.2
  High 130 40.9 35.6–46.4 66 37.7 30.8–45.2 20 23.8 15.8–34.2 44 74.6 61.8–84.2
B. Knowledge about MDA
 Knowledge about MDAb
  Low 183 57.6 52.0–62.9 102 58.3 50.8–65.4 61 72.6 62.0–81.2 20 33.9 22.9–47.0
  High 134 42.1 36.8–47.7 72 41.1 34.1–48.6 23 27.4 18.9–38.0 39 66.1 53.1–77.1
C. MDA feedback
 Informed about the number of people receiving or taking LF drugs
  No 110 34.6 29.5–40.0 63 36.0 29.2–43.4 41 48.8 38.2–59.5 6 10.2 4.6–21.0
  Yes 208 65.4 60.0–70.5 112 64.0 56.6–70.8 43 51.2 40.5–61.8 53 89.8 79.0–95.4
D. Other
 Perceived adequacy of knowledge to carry out roles and responsibilities in MDA
  Inadequate 28 8.8 6.1–12.5 13 7.4 4.4–12.4 11 13.1 7.4–22.2 4 6.8 2.5–16.9
  Neutral 50 15.7 12.1–20.2 27 15.4 10.8–21.6 15 17.9 11.0–27.6 8 13.6 6.9–25.0
 Perception about training received prior to MDA
  Very informative 117 36.8 31.6–42.3 56 32.0 25.5–39.3 31 36.9 27.2–47.8 30 50.9 38.2–63.4
  Informative 152 47.8 42.3–53.3 94 53.7 46.3–61.0 37 44.1 33.8–54.9 21 35.6 24.4–48.7
  Less informative 29 9.1 6.4–12.8 14 8.0 4.8–13.1 10 11.9 6.5–20.8 5 8.5 3.5–19.0
  No training 20 6.3 4.1–9.6 11 6.3 3.5–11.0 6 7.1 3.2–15.1 3 5.1 1.6–14.8
  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