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Table 4 Univariate analysis of the association of attitudes of schistosomiasis and MDA with non-compliance to the last MDA conducted in Northern Samar, the Philippines (n = 2146)

From: Mass drug administration and the sustainable control of schistosomiasis: an evaluation of treatment compliance in the rural Philippines

Attitudes on schistosomiasis and MDA N Non-compliant Odds ratio 95% CI P-valuea
n (%)
What do you think is your risk of becoming infected with schistosomiasis?
 No to low risk 407 88 (21.6) 1.00   
 Moderate to high risk 1622 467 (28.8) 1.32 0.98–1.79 0.066
 Don’t know 117 37 (31.6) 1.98 1.17–3.36 0.011
How severe do you think schistosomiasis is as a disease in your community?
 Not severe to low severity 462 112 (24.2) 1.00   
 Moderate to high severity 1546 440 (28.5) 1.28 0.97–1.69 0.083
 Don’t know 138 40 (29.0) 1.62 0.98–2.68 0.059
MDA is beneficial to those who participate
 Agree 1954 523 (26.8) 1.00   
 Disagree 55 24 (43.6) 1.98 1.04–3.76 0.037
 Don’t know 137 45 (32.9) 1.53 0.99–2.38 0.055
The benefits of MDA are greater than the possible adverse reactions
 Agree 1959 519 (26.5) 1.00   
 Disagree 85 34 (40.0) 1.69 0.99–2.88 0.054
 Don’t know 102 39 (38.2) 2.02 1.23–3.31 0.005
  1. aChi-square test