Skip to main content

Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Factors affecting treatment-seeking for febrile illness in a malaria endemic block in Boudh district, Orissa, India: policy implications for malaria control

Variable Men (%)
(n = 180)
Women (%)
(n = 120)
Total (%)
(n = 300)
Age    
< 5 years 28 (15.6) 15 (12.5) 43 (14.3)
5-14 years 51 (28.3) 30 (25) 81 (27)
> 14 years 101 (56.1) 75 (62.5) 176 (58.7)
Mean (SD) 24.98 (20.44) 26.68 (19.03) 25.66 (19.87)
Caste    
Scheduled Caste a 74 (41.1) 55 (45.8) 129 (43)
Scheduled Tribe b 30 (16.7) 26 (21.7) 56 (18.7)
Others 76 (42.2) 39 (32.5) 115 (38.3)
Education (Years of schooling)
Non-literate (0) 49 (27.2) 77 (64.2) 126 (42)
Primary school (1-5) 88 (48.9) 33 (27.5) 121 (40.3)
High school and above (>6) 43 (23.9) 10 (8.3) 53 (17.7)
Mean (SD) 3.36 (3.03) 1.44 (2.40) 2.59 (2.95)
Occupation    
Farmer 44 (24.4) 18 (15.0) 62 (20.7)
Trader 3 (1.7) 0 (0) 3 (1)
Daily-wage laborer 38 (21.1) 22 (18.3) 60 (20)
Homemaker 0 (0) 33 (27.5) 33 (11.3)
Student 55 (30.6) 24 (20) 79 (26.3)
Not working 40 (22.2) 23 (19.2) 63 (20.7)
Standard of Living Index
Lower (0-14) 89 (49.4) 68 (56.7) 157 (52.3)
Middle (15-24) 85 (47.2) 50 (41.7) 135 (45)
Higher (25-67) 6 (3.3) 2 (1.7) 8 (2.7)
  1. a - socio-economically marginalized community, given special focus and privileges by the Government of India
  2. b - socio-economically marginalized tribal population, given special focus and privileges by the Government of India