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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the 391 travellers included

From: Recommendations for malaria prevention in moderate to low risk areas: travellers’ choice and risk perception

Socio-demographic characteristics Frequency %
Gender female 54% (212)
Age category (years)  
18-25 25%(98)
26-30 26% (101)
31-40 22% (86)
41-50 10% (41)
>50 17% (65)
Country of origin  
Switzerland (CH) 67% (263)
Out of CH, endemic for malaria 4% (17)
Out of CH, non endemic for malaria 22% (85)
Unknown 7% (26)
Occupation  
Managers and intellectual formation 28% (107)
Intermediate training 11% (44)
Administrative or technical training 28% (111)
Farmers, workers, artisans 4% (17)
Students 17% (67)
Jobless, pensioners or unknown 12% (45)
Co-morbidities 13% (52)
Usual treatment (including pill) 24% (95)
Risk behaviours (OH, tobacco, drugs)  
Having 1 risk behaviour 26% (101)
Having 2 risks behaviours 12% (47)
Having all 3 risks behaviours 3% (13)
Dependent child or person at home 12% (45)
Anti-malarial medicine kept at home 15% (59)
Anti-malarial medicine used before  
as prophylaxis or treatment 27% (105)