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Table 1 The population samples interviewed in eight districts (IUs) with a comparison of the observed and reported drug coverage in the independent evaluation of the July 2003 national MDA.

From: Social mobilisation, drug coverage and compliance and adverse reactions in a Mass Drug Administration (MDA) Programme for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in Sri Lanka

    Population sample interviewed   
Province District (IU) District Population (Millions)† No of people % District Population % Observed drug coverage % Reported drug coverage* P value
Southern Hambantota 0.53 490 0.09 96.3 93.0 0.30
  Matara 0.76 478 0.06 81.8 87.0 0.31
  Galle 0.99 470 0.05 80.2 83.0 0.61
Western Kalutara 1.06 497 0.05 91.8 89.0 0.50
  Colombo 1.86 475 0.03 64.4 88.7 P < 0.001
  Gampaha 2.07 510 0.02 70.6 84.5 0.02
North Western Kurunegala 1.45 477 0.03 89.5 82.0 0.13
  Puttalam 0.71 478 0.07 94.8 85.0 0.02
Colombo Municipality   0.38 483 0.13 46.6 88.7 P < 0.001
Total   9.80 4358 0.04 79.6 86.8 0.17
  1. † Census of Population and Housing-2001, Department of Census and Statistics, Government of Sri Lanka, 2003.
  2. * Source: Courtesy Programme Manager, National PELF.