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Table 2 Baseline demographics of participants by trial village.

From: A cluster randomized controlled cross-over bed net acceptability and preference trial in Solomon Islands: community participation in shaping policy for malaria elimination

Characteristic Buma
(n= 34)
Kwaisuliniu
(n= 34)
Ngadaifiu
(n= 34)
Ngalisagore
(n= 33)
Oibola
(n= 36)
Radefasu
(n= 35)
p-value
Mean age: n ± SD 36.5 ± 11.0 42.7 ± 12.2 40.4 ± 13.6 40.6 ± 14.3 40.9 ± 14.0 40.1 ± 14.0 0.550
Gender: n (%)        
Males 17 (50) 17 (50) 17 (50) 15 (45.5) 18 (50) 18 (51.4) 0.998
Females 17 (50) 17 (50) 17 (50) 18 (54.5) 18 (50) 17 (48.6)  
Education: n (%)        
No education 13 (38.2) 9 (26.5) 8 (23.6) 6 (18.2) 3 (8.3) 6 (17.2) 0.397
Primary only 14 (41.2) 20 (58.8) 18 (52.9) 20 (60.6) 26 (72.2) 23 (65.7)  
Secondary 7 (20.6) 4 (11.8) 7 (20.6) 6 (18.2) 5 (13.9) 4 (11.4)  
Higher education 0 1 (2.9) 1 (2.9) 1 (3.0) 2 (5.6) 2 (5.7)  
Mean household size: n ± SD 6.8 ± 2.3 7.5 ± 3.1 5.2 ± 2.0 5.8 ± 2.9 5.5 ± 1.8 6.0 ± 2.6 0.07
Employment: n (%)        
Full-time 1 (2.9) 0 1 (2.9) 5 (15.2) 15 (41.7) 27 (77.1) < 0.001
Part-time/casual 1 (2.9) 3 (8.8) 2 (5.9) 8 (24.2) 8 (22.2) 1 (2.9)  
Not employed 32 (94.2) 31 (91.2) 31 (91.2) 20 (60.6) 13 (36.1) 7 (20.0)  
Occupation: n (%)        
Farming/agriculture 25 (78.1) 14 (53.9) 3 (12.5) 9 (28.1) 21 (58.2) 16 (51.6) < 0.001
Domestic duties 4 (12.5) 5 (19.1) 5 (20.8) 13 (40.6) 1 (2.8) 3 (9.7)  
Trade (carpenter) 1 (3.1) 1 (3.9) 4 (16.7) 3 (9.4) 1 (2.8) 3 (9.7)  
Professional/Church elder 2 (6.3) 6 (23.1) 11 (45.8) 7 (21.9) 11 (30.6) 9 (29.0)  
Student 0 0 1(4.2) 0 2 (5.6) 0