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Table 5 Reasons given for not attending screening camps

From: Childhood disability in Malawi: a population based assessment using the key informant method

Reason N %
Organisation/communication reasons:   
Did not know about camp 65 31%
Did not know time/date of camp 32 15%
Attended camp too late / not examined 8 4%
Forgot time/location of camp 2 1%
Access difficulties:   
Camp too far 35 17%
No money – transport 18 8%
No money - incidentals (food en route, soap to wash clothes) 7 3%
Physical difficulties (e.g. child too heavy to carry, mother pregnant) 12 6%
No transport available 4 2%
Personal family reasons:   
Busy (working, away, attending family/village events) 40 19%
Child/household member ill. 33 16%
No one to take child 13 6%
Didn’t want child to miss school 6 3%
Other 10 5%
  1. NB: Multiple responses were allowed hence summed totals equal more than 100%