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Table 2 Reason for not consuming DEC tablets among those received in different rounds of treatment

From: Delivery strategy of mass annual single dose DEC administration to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in the urban areas of Pondicherry, South India: 5 years of experience

Reasons TR 1
n = 170
TR 2
n = 426
TR 3
n = 445
TR 4
n = 943
TR 5
n = 485
  No % No % No % No % No %
Aged 12 7.1 13 3.1 11 2.5 21 2.2 15 3.1
Sick/under treatment 36 21.2 79 18.5 70 15.7 147 15.6 103 21.2
Pregnant and lactating 13 7.6 22 5.2 35 7.9 38 4.0 17 3.5
Fear of side reaction 47 27.6 120 28.2 133 29.9 398 42.2 123 25.4
Forgot 22 12.9 65 15.3 87 19.6 99 10.5 84 17.3
No disease/not willing 30 17.6 88 20.7 95 21.3 153 16.2 102 21.0
Out of station 10 5.9 39 9.2 14 3.1 87 9.2 41 8.5