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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the focus group discussion participants

From: Community perceptions on malaria and care-seeking practices in endemic Indian settings: policy implications for the malaria control programme

Variable Mayurbhanj (%) (n=135) Sundargarh (%) (n=137) Total (%) (n=272)
Sex    
Men 70 (51.9) 66 (48.2) 136 (50)
Women 65 (48.1) 71 (51.8) 136 (50)
Age (years)    
12-15 42 (31.1) 41 (29.9) 83 (30.5)
16-30 36 (26.7) 29 (21.2) 65 (23.9)
31-45 41 (30.4) 50 (36.5) 91 (33.5)
> 45 16 (11.9) 17 (12.4) 33 (12.1)
Community    
Scheduled caste a 28 (20.7) 19 (13.9) 47 (17.3)
Scheduled tribe b 95 (70.4) 108 (78.8) 203 (74.6)
Others 12 (08.9) 10 (07.3) 22 (08.1)
Education (Years of schooling)    
Non-literate (0) 48 (35.6) 73 (53.3) 121 (44.5)
Primary school (1–5) 59 (43.7) 43 (31.4) 102 (37.5)
High school and above (>6) 28 (20.7) 21 (15.3) 49 (18.0)
Occupation    
Farmer 32 (23.7) 26 (19.0) 58 (21.3)
Trader 4 (03.0) 5 (03.6) 9 (03.3)
Daily-wage labourer 21 (15.6) 40 (29.2) 61 (22.4)
Homemaker 28 (20.7) 23 (16.8) 51 (18.8)
Student 44 (32.6) 38 (27.7) 82 (30.1)
Not working 6 (04.4) 5 (03.6) 11 (04.0)
  1. asocio-economically marginalized community, given special focus and privileges by the Government of India.
  2. bsocio-economically marginalized indigenous tribal population, given special focus and privileges by the Government of India.