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Table 1 Socio-demographic profile and self stated history of malaria within 1 year among the construction workers in Mangaluru, India, June–September 2012 (n = 119)

From: Construction site workers’ malaria knowledge and treatment-seeking pattern in a highly endemic urban area of India

Study variable Male Female Total
n % n % n %
Age group (years)
 18–20 26 25.7 6 33.3 32 26.9
 21–30 46 45.5 6 33.3 52 43.7
 31–40 16 15.8 2 11.1 18 15.1
 41–50 8 7.9 2 11.1 10 8.4
 >50 5 5.0 2 11.1 7 5.9
Type of worker
 Local 3 3.0 0 0 3 2.5
 Migrant 98 97.0 18 100 116 97.5
Caste category
 Scheduled caste 43 42.6 15 83.3 58 48.7
 Scheduled tribe 7 6.9 0 0 7 5.9
 Other backward class 29 28.7 2 11 31 26.1
 General caste 22 21.8 1 5.6 23 19.3
Literacy status
 Illiterate 36 35.6 13 72.2 49 41.2
 Up to primary 29 28.7 3 16.7 32 26.9
 Up to high school 26 25.7 2 11.1 28 23.5
 Above high school 10 9.9 0 0 10 8.4
Marital status
 Married 52 51.5 17 94.4 69 58
 Unmarried 49 48.5 1 5.6 50 42
Stay at construction site
 Yes 75 74.3 14 77.8 89 74.8
 No 26 25.7 4 22.2 30 25.2
History of malaria within 1 year
 Yes 49 48.5 6 33.3 55 46.2
 No 52 51.5 12 66.7 64 53.8
 Total 101 100 18 100 119 100