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Table 1 Case investigation of malaria patients in Sai Yok District, 2009

From: Application of mobile-technology for disease and treatment monitoring of malaria in the "Better Border Healthcare Programme"

Characteristics Migrant (n = 210) Thai (n = 324)
n % n %
Type of Infection
Species     
   Plasmodium falciparum 104 49.5 181 55.9
   Plasmodium vivax 106 50.5 143 44.1
Type of patient     
   New case 178 84.8 301 92.9
   Old case - not cured 6 2.9 4 1.2
   Old case - reinfection 26 12.4 19 5.9
Personal characteristics
Gender     
   Male 151 71.9 235 72.5
   Female 59 28.1 89 27.5
Age Group (Year)     
   < = 10 19 9.0 91 28.1
   11-20 57 27.1 89 27.5
   21-30 30 14.3 59 18.2
   31-40 35 16.7 45 13.9
   41-50 36 17.1 19 5.9
   51-60 22 10.5 17 5.2
   > = 61 11 5.2 4 1.2
Occupation     
   Pre-school child 10 4.8 35 10.8
   Student 32 15.2 90 27.8
   Agricultural - farming 131 62.4 172 53.1
   Work in forest - cut wood, hunting 22 10.5 17 5.2
   Commercial 8 3.8 3 0.9
   Labor 4 1.9 7 2.2
   Other 3 1.4 0 0.0
Marital status     
   Not married 90 42.9 207 63.9
   Married 120 57.1 117 35.1
Risk factors
Stayed out of household (before infection)     
   No 87 41.4 111 34.3
   Yes - within town/province 99 47.1 95 29.3
   Yes - in Myanmar 24 11.4 116 35.8
   Yes - not specified 0 0.0 2 0.6
Own bed-net     
   Not own any bed-net 7 3.3 7 2.2
   Own at least 1 bed-net 203 96.7 317 97.8
Amount of bed-nets in household     
   1 47 22.4 142 43.8
   2-3 147 70.0 165 51.0
   4-5 7 3.4 10 3.0
Sleep in bed-net when staying in transmission area     
   No 64 30.5 75 23.1
   Yes 143 68.1 246 75.9
   Not specified 3 1,4 3 0.9
Staying in sprayed household     
   No 98 46.7 154 47.5
   Yes 109 51.9 168 51.9
   Not specified 3 1.4 2 0.6