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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of persons in selected households

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices of malaria in Colombia

  Medium risk High risk  
  (n = 214) (n = 53)  
Gender n % n % p-value
Female 162 75.7 36 67.9 0.247
Male 52 24.3 17 32.1  
Occupation      
Labourer 10 4.7 14 26.4 0.000
Farmer 19 8.9 1 1.9 0.083
Housewife 121 56.5 33 62.3 0.450
Student 13 6.1 0 0.0 0.065
House type      
Brick 110 51.4 9 17.0 0.000
Wooden hut 75 35.0 1 1.9 0.000
Shacks 25 11.7 43 81.1 0.000
Where is the sanitary service?      
Inside the house 93 43.5 3 5.7 0.000
Outside the house 119 55.6 50 94.3
Distance source of water      
Inside House 130 60.7 1 1.9 0.000
Less than 20 m 26 12.1 15 28.3 0.003
Between 50 and 100 m 13 6.1 13 24.5 0.000
More than 100 m 5 2.3 23 43.4 0.000
Source of water      
Aqueduct 133 62.1 1 1.9 0.000
Well 23 10.7 19 35.8 0.000
River 5 2.3 28 52.8 0.000
Rainwater 47 22.0 5 9.4 0.039