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Table 2 Characteristics of the community adults.

From: School-based participatory health education for malaria control in Ghana: engaging children as health messengers

Characteristic Community Adults  
Intervention village
(n = 250)
Control villages
(n = 133)
p -valueaa
Age(yrs), median (range) 35.0 (16-93) 35.5 (18-85) 0.504b
Sex, male/female 9/241 8/125 0.275
Occupation, n (%)    0.146
   Farmer 170 (68.0) 103 (77.4)  
   Trader 43 (17.2) 17 (12.8)  
   Others 37 (14.8) 13 (9.8)  
Education, n (%)    0.162
   No formal education 86 (34.4) 56 (42.1)  
   Elementary (primary or middle) 120 (48.0) 63 (47.4)  
   Senior (secondary or higher) 16 (6.4) 3 (2.3)  
   Other 28 (11.2) 11 (8.2)  
Ethnicity: n (%)    0.271
   Ga-Dangme 235 (94.0) 121 (91.0)  
   Other 15 (6.0) 12 (9.0)  
  1. a, Chi-square test
  2. b, Mann-Whitney U test