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Table 5 Univariate logistic regression analysis of association between never taking MDA medication and individual/household risk factors; weighted and adjusted for survey design (n = 1007)

From: Risk factors for lymphatic filariasis and mass drug administration non-participation in Mandalay Region, Myanmar

Risk factor Total (n) Proportion that had never taken MDA medication (%) Never taken MDA medication
aORa 95% CIb P-value
Individual risk factors
 Age group (years) 1003     
  0–14 177 18.36 1.49 0.74–3.03 0.254
  15–29 201 20.69 1.73 0.93–3.21 0.079
  30–44 (ref) 273 13.10 1.00   
  45–59 221 13.64 1.05 0.53–2.07 0.888
  60+ 131 22.57 1.93 0.89–4.21 0.092
 Gender 1007     
  Male 366 21.31 1.61 1.10–2.35 0.017
  Female 641 14.43    
 Occupation 986     
  None/home duties 263 15.61 0.55 0.20–1.53 0.241
  Student 163 17.29 0.63 0.17–2.36 0.472
  Manual labour 520 16.86 0.61 0.23–1.59 0.296
  Other (ref) 40 25.04 1.00   
 Moved to their current village of residence 1000     
  Yes 146 27.96 2.08 1.06–4.07 0.034
  No 854 15.74    
 Ever declined MDA medication 935     
  Yes 74 52.36 9.18 2.43–34.65 0.002
  No 861 10.70    
Household risk factors
 Township 1007     
  Amarapura 304 20.22 1.81 1.08–3.03 0.027
  Patheingyi 111 20.29 1.82 0.37–8.80 0.443
  Tada-U 268 20.52 1.84 1.10–3.08 0.022
  Wundwin (ref) 324 12.30 1.00   
 Log household monthly income 970 1.52 0.99–2.34 0.055
 Highest level of education 999     
  None/primary 326 16.83 1.91 0.76–4.82 0.163
  Secondary 531 19.75 2.32 0.85–6.31 0.095
  Tertiary (ref) 142 9.59 1.00   
 Literacy of household head 994     
  Illilterate 84 15.18 0.87 0.34–2.21 0.751
  Partially literate 54 22.64 1.41 0.55–3.67 0.460
  Literate 856 17.15 1.00   
 Knowledge of LF (by score, n of 4) 959 0.66 0.46–0.94 0.024
 Visited by MDA programme 997     
  Yes 939 14.30 0.07 0.03–0.18 < 0.001
  No 58 69.30    
 Total number of MDA programme visits (by n of 6) 961 0.49 0.33–0.73 0.001
 Proportion of household present during last MDA (ratio) 900 0.28 0.06–1.34 0.107
 No. of people per room (ratio) 970 1.22 1.04–1.43 0.017
  1. aAdjusted for survey design
  2. b95% confidence interval
  3. Italics values indicate P < 0.05
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