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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents in Gelongba and Mandong Districts, Shan Special Region II, Myanmar

From: Malaria treatment-seeking behaviour and related factors of Wa ethnic minority in Myanmar: a cross-sectional study

  All households visited (n=718) Households with fever patients in previous 2 weeks (n=369) P-value
Sex    
Male 478 (66.6%) 240 (65.0%)  
Female 240 (33.4%) 129 (35.0%) 0. 6615
Age (years)    
≤ 30 405 (56.4%) 207 (56.1%)  
>30 313 (43.6%) 162 (43.9% 0.9739
Educational status    
Illiterate 701 (97.6%) 357 (96.3%)  
Read and write 17 (2.4%) 12 (3.3%) 0.5105
Annual average income (US$)    
≤ 100 385 (53.6%) 191 (51.8%) 0.6048
101-200 254 (35.4%) 134 (36.3%) 0.8112
>200 79 (11.0%) 40 (10.8%) 0.9831
Family size of the household    
≤ 5 376 (52.4%) 183 (49.6%)  
> 6 342 (47.6%) 186 (50.4%) 0.4223
Residence    
Altitude < 800 m 148 (20.6%) 116 (31.4%)  
Altitude ≥ 800 m 570 (79.4%) 253 (68.6%) 0.0001
Malaria knowledge    
Knew mosquitoes caused malaria 228 (31.8%) 114 (30.9%) 0.8256
Knew fever as symptom of malaria 508 (70.8%) 261 (70.7%) 0.9494
Did not know correct malaria knowledge 212 (29.5%) 92 (24.9%) 0.1268
Distance from health facilities or drug shops    
≤ 3 km 159 (22.1%) 74 (20.1%)  
> 3 km 559 (77.9%) 295 (79.9%) 0.4732
Family decision    
Wife or co-decision 139 (19.4%) 75 (20.3%) 0.7652
Husband 545 (75.9%) 283 (76.7%) 0.8307
No respondence 34 (4.7%) 11 (3.0%) 0.2247
Sex of fever patients    
Male - 227 (61.5%) -
Female - 142 (38.5%) -
Age category of fever patients    
≤ 15 - 41 (11.1%) -
16 - 50 - 276 (74.8%) -
> 50 - 52 (14.1%) -