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Table 16 Self-reported behaviour: assessment of advantages and disadvantages of treatments

From: Effects of the Informed Health Choices primary school intervention on the ability of children in Uganda to assess the reliability of claims about treatment effects, 1-year follow-up: a cluster-randomised trial

How sure are you about the advantages and disadvantages of the [most recent] treatment you used?
 Control
schools
N = 2844
Intervention
schools
N = 3943
A. Not very sure because I don’t know the reasons behind the claims about the good and bad things that treatment makes happen531 (18.7%)851 (21.6%)
B. Not very sure because there was not a good reason behind the claims about the advantages of the treatment355 (12.5%)549 (13.9%)
C. Not very sure because I only know about the advantages of the treatment. I also need to know about the disadvantages765 (26.9%)992 (25.2%)
D. Very sure because there is a good reason behind the claims about the advantages and disadvantages of the treatment652 (22.9%)929 (23.6%)
E. I did not use any treatment498 (17.5%)590 (15.0%)
Missing43 (1.5%)32 (0.8%)
Odds ratio (C versus any other response)1.05
(95% CI, 0.86–1.30)
P = 0.62
Adjusted difference answer C vs else−0.9%
(95% CI, −5.3% to 2.7%)
Odds ratio (D versus any other response)1.03
(95% CI, 0.85–1.23)
P = 0.79
Adjusted difference answer D vs else−0.5%
(95% CI, −3.9% to 2.8%)