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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population

From: Epidemiology of forest malaria in Central Vietnam: the hidden parasite reservoir

Study population N = 1,810 n %
Village 1 407 22.5
Village 2 305 16.8
Village 3 751 41.5
Village 4 347 19.2
Gender   
Male 929 51.3
Female 881 48.7
Age groups   
≤9 568 31.4
10 -- 19 443 24.5
20 -- 29 321 17.7
≥30 478 26.4
Median age; [range] 16; [1; 88]  
Ethnic groups   
Cadong 350 19.3
M’nong 1,447 79.9
Kinh and others 13 0.7
Education level (age >18 years, n = 834)   
None 230 27.6
Elementary 402 48.2
Secondary and above 202 24.2
Occupation (age >18 years, n = 834)   
Students 27 3.2
Farmers 755 90.5
Others (officer, business) 52 6.2
Households N = 352 n %
Average persons/household, median; [range] 5; [1; 11]  
Bed net availability   
No net 270 76.7
1-2 persons/net 21 6.0
≥3 persons/net 61 17.3
Type of roof   
Aluminium 330 93.7
Others (leaves, tiles, wood, bamboo) 22 6.3
Type of wall   
Wood 310 88.1
Bamboo 41 11.6
Brick 1 0.3
Cinnamon plantation   
Owns cinnamon plantation 332 94.3
Average walking distance (hours) from village to plantation, median; [range] 1 h. [3 min; 8 hr]  
Economic status   
Lowest income 219 62.2
Low 27 7.7
Higher 106 30.1