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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Progress and challenges to control malaria in a remote area of Chittagong hill tracts, Bangladesh

Characteristics N %
Population   
Male 12131 50.30
Female 11966 49.70
Ethnicity   
Marma 2369 44.50
Tripura 423 7.90
Tonchonga 855 16.10
Khiang 211 4
Chakma 35 0.70
Bengali 1429 26.90
Having bednet   
Yes 5236 98.38
No 86 1.62
Number of bed nets   
< 2 1254 23.60
≥ 2 4068 76.40
Source of bed nets   
BRAC 4795 90.09
Own initiative 2964 55.69
Other 946 17.80
All family members sleep under bed nets   
Yes 4323 81.22
No 999 18.88
Bed net treatment   
Yes 2181 40.98
No 3141 59.02
Education (years)   
0 2498 46.90
1-5 1167 21.90
6-10 1355 25.50
> 10 302 5.70
Occupation   
Farmer 2687 50.50
Day labor 918 17.20
Service 546 10.30
Business 141 2.60
Others 1030 19.40
Treatment seeking behaviour   
Control program 3552 66.60
Drug vendor 2600 48.80
Other 88 1.70
Minimum distance from health facilities to households Health facilities by control programme   
< 2 km 4149 77.95
≥ 2 km 1173 22.05
Drug vendor   
< 2 km 2858 53.70
≥ 2 km 2464 46.30