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Table 2 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of respondents

From: Joint malaria surveys lead towards improved cross-border cooperation between Savannakhet province, Laos and Quang Tri province, Vietnam

Characteristics Laos Vietnam P-value
(n = 400) (n = 400)
n % n %
Age group      
 < 25 years 68 17.0 62 15.5 0.053 (a)
 25– 35 145 36.3 135 33.8  
 35– 45 93 23.3 87 21.7  
 >45 94 23.4 116 29.0  
Sex      
 Male 245 61.2 202 50.5 0.002
 Female 155 38.8 198 49.5  
Occupation      
 Farmer 359 89.8 398 99.5 < 0.001
 Trader/business 20 5.0 1 0.3  
 Others 21 5.2 1 0.2  
Family size      
 ≤ 2 11 02.7 07 1.7 0.001(a)
 3–5 157 39.3 137 34.2  
 6–8 184 46.0 183 45.8  
 >8 48 12.0 73 18.3  
Ethnicity      
 Tri/Van-kieu (b) 289 72.2 398 99.3  
 Lao/Phouthai 53 14.3 0 0.0  
 Paco 33 8.3 2 0.7  
 Others 25 05.2 0 0.0  
House type      
 Stilted house 364 91.0 378 94.5 0.056
 Ground house 36 9.0 22 5.5  
House wall      
 Wood 180 45.0 241 60.3 0.001
 Brick 19 4.7 13 3.3  
 Bamboo 196 49.0 146 36.4  
 Others 5 1.3 0 0.0  
Possession of cattle      
 Yes 146 36.5 400 100.0  
 No 254 63.5 0 0.0  
  1. a: Mann–Whitney U test.
  2. b: Tri (Lao), Van-kieu (Vietnamese).