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Table 2 Association between self stated history of malaria within 1 year and socio-demographic variables of 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 History of malaria within 1 year p
No Yes
n % n %
Age (years)
 <25 31 53.4 27 46.6 1.000
 ≥25 33 54.1 28 45.9  
Gender
 Female 12 66.7 6 33.3 0.234
 Male 52 51.5 49 48.5  
Type of worker
 Local 1 33.3 2 66.7 0.595b
 Migrant 63 54.3 53 45.7  
Marital status
 Unmarried 22 44 28 56 0.608
 Married 42 60.9 27 39.1  
Literacy status
 Illiterate 37 52.8 33 47.2 0.809
 Literate 27 55.1 22 44.9  
Caste categoryc
 SC/ST 38 58.5 27 41.5 0.261
 General/OBC 26 48.2 28 51.8  
Stay at construction site
 No 22 73.3 8 26.7 0.013a
 Yes 42 47.2 47 52.8  
  1. aSignificant (p < 0.05)
  2. bFisher’s Exact Test
  3. c SC scheduled caste ST scheduled tribe, OBC other backward caste; df = 1 for all variables