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Table 1 Description of cross-sectional survey participants

From: Malaria – a major health problem within an oil palm plantation around Popondetta, Papua New Guinea

Variable N (%) Male Female
Sex Male 423 (50.2)   
  Female 419 (49.8)   
  Total 842   
Age 0–4 169 (20.1) 89 (21.1) 79 (18.9)
  5–9 148(17.6) 76 (18.0) 72 (17.2)
  10–19 117 (13.9) 47 (11.1) 70 (16.7)
  20–39 344 (40.9) 167 (39.6) 177 (42.2)
  >40 64 (7.6) 43 (10.2) 21 (5.0)
  Total 842 422 419
Origin Oro 480 (57.1) 218 (51.8) 261 (62.4)
  Morobe 160 (19.1) 97 (23.0) 63 (15.1)
  Oro/Morobe 46 (5.5) 24 (5.7) 22 (5.3)
  Other provinces 157(18.3) 82(19.5) 72(17.2)
  Total 840 421 418
Work Permanent 238 (28.2) 205 (86.1) 33 (13.9)
  Casual 57 (6.8) 7 (12.3) 50 (87.7)
  Not working 548 (65.0) 211 (38.6) 336 (61.4)
  Total 843 423 419
Work department Field 211 (89.4) 178 (87.7) 33 (100.0)
  Security 12 (5.1) 12 (5.9) 0 (0.0)
  Transport 7 (3.0) 7 (3.5) 0 (0.0)
  Mill 4 (1.7) 4 (2.0) 0 (0.0)
  Growers 1 (0.4) 1 (0.5) 0 (0.0)
  HR 1 (0.4) 1 (0.5) 0 (0.0)
  Finance 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
  Total 236 203 33
Work casual Collect mama lusfrut 22 (38.6) 0 22 (44.0)
  Weeding 13 (22.8) 1 (14.3) 12 (24.0)
  Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) distribution 8 (14.0) 1 (14.3) 7 (14.0)
  Fertilizer application 6 (10.5) 0 (0.0) 6 (12.0)
  Harvest helper 3 (5.3) 2 (28.6) 1 (2.0)
  Other 5 (8.8) 3 (42.9) 2 (4.0)
  Total 57 7 50