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Table 2 Weighted analysis of living status of migrants in Thailand

From: Respondent-driven sampling on the Thailand-Cambodia border. II. Knowledge, perception, practice and treatment-seeking behaviour of migrants in malaria endemic zones

Variables Cambodian Myanmar
  M1*
n = 350%
(95% CI)
M2 **
n = 475%
(95% CI)
M1 *
n = 871%
(95% CI)
M2 **
n = 19%
(95% CI)
Purpose of being in Thailand     
Came for work 95.4% (93.0-97.8) 98.5% (97.8-99.9) 93.1% (90.5-95.3) 100%
Came with family member 2.5% (1.1-3.5) 1.6% (1.1-2.8) 6.2% (4.0-8.6) ---
Came with friends 1.6% (1.1-2.8) --- 0.8% (0.2-1.5) ----
Duration of stay in Thailand (months)     
Mean 61.5 2.6 86.8 4.5
Median(IQR) 23(12-60) 2(1-3) 72(33-113) 4 (3-5)
Min-Max 7-724 1-6 7-564 2-6
Own home in Thailand 5.3% (3.0-8.7) 0.5% (0.0-1.3) 35.0% (31.0-40.0) 26.0% (3.8-51.5)
Location of family members     
With them in Thailand 59.8% (50.2-67.3) 57.0% (52.0-62.3) 77.7% (74.2-81.0) 63.6% (32.6-88.5)
Elsewhere in Thailand 0.4% (0.0-0.8) ---- 2.9% (2.0-4.1) ---
In Cambodia 39.9% (32.3-47.1) 38.3% (33.0-42.5) --- ---
In Myanmar --- --- 2.0% (1.2-2.9) ---
Other country --- --- 12.9% (10.0-15.8) 29.1% (5.5-55.1)
Size of family/relatives in Thailand     
Mean 2.3 1.5 2.4 1.4
Median(IQR) 2(0-4) 1(0-2) 2(1-3) 1(0-3)
Reasons for not working in home country     
Grew up in Thailand --- --- 11.3% (8.4-14.2) ---
No jobs in home country 76.5% (71.9-83.1) 76.9% (73.5-81.9) 84.9% (81.6-87.7) 94.4% (82.5-100)
Jobs were irregular 40.7% (34.5-48.4) 51.4% (45.1-56.2) 50.3% (45.9-54.0) 63.5% (38.8-92.9)
Work seasonal jobs in both 3.5% (1.4-5.6) 1.4% (0.6-2.0) --- ---
To be with family 3.5% (1.7-5.1) --- 5.6% (4.2-7.2) 3.3% (0.0-10.9)
Job/work at initial entry     
Agriculture 54.4% (43.7-64.6) 91.9% (89.0-94.5) 2.1% (1.2-3.1) ---
Rubber tapping 4.2% (1.8-6.5) 0.9% (0.2-1.8) 88.6% (86.1-91.0) 83.0% (61.4-100)
Domestic 7.5% (4.3-10.6) 0.4% (0.0-0.9) 1.5% (0.6-2.7) 3.4% (0.0-11.4)
Construction 6.6% (3.8-9.0) 0.6% (0.0-1.0) 5.6% (3.8-7.7) ---
Fishing 12.1% (8.4-15.5) 0.9% (0.4-1.4) 2.3% (1.3-3.4) ---
Mining --- --- 0.9% (0.5-1.4) ---
Forestry 0.3% (0.1-0.7) --- --- ---
Restaurant/shop 5.1% (2.5-8.8) 2.5% (0.9-4.0) 0.8% (0.3-1.4) ---
Factory 5.7% (3.1-7.7) --- 3.4% (2.3-4.6) 8.9% (0.0-21.3)
Benefits received from employer     
Health insurance 0.2% (0.0-0.6) 1.1% (0.0-2.0) 8.2% (6.4-10.6) 9.2% (0.0-25.4)
Salary 12.1% (7.9-17.5) 10.8% (7.1-14.2) --- ---
Food 6.8% (3.0-10.7) 4.4% (2.3-7.3) --- ---
Water 7.1% (3.5-11.6) 8.1% (5.0-10.8) --- ---
Housing 8.0% (4.3-12.7) 9.1% (5.5-11.9) 0.4% (0.1-0.8) ---
Duration of being in this job/work(Years)     
Mean 3.2 *** 5.5 0.4
Median(IQR) 2(1-3) 0.2(0.1-0.3) 5(2-7) 0.4(0.2-0.5)
Plan to continue in this job     
Until the job ends 20.2% (14.3-24.8) 31.4% (27.1-35.5) 13.7% (11.2-16.3) 8.6% (0.0-20.1)
Don't know/no plans to leave 68.5% (62.1-75.3) 45.9% (42.1-51.2) 83.9% (81.7-87.1) 73.8% (59.6-100)
  1. IQR: Interquartile range
  2. * Has lived in Thailand for 6 or more months; ** Has lived in Thailand for less than 6 months