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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and their association with malaria transmission among the study population in Mannar and Trincomalee Districts

From: Determination of demographic, epidemiological, and socio-economic determinants and their potential impact on malaria transmission in Mannar and Trincomalee districts of Sri Lanka

Characteristics Mannar Trincomalee P X 2
N % N %
Age 0.96 0.58
 <1 31 1.26 79 2.05
 1–5 239 9.74 416 10.78
 6–15 594 24.20 884 22.91
 16–50 1285 52.34 2095 54.29
 >50 306 12.46 385 9.98
Gender 0.83 0.04
 Male 1260 51.53 1932 50.06
 Female 1185 48.47 1927 49.94
Family size 0.43 1.67
 1–3 131 24.26 291 32.33
 4–6 353 65.37 536 59.56
 >7 56 10.37 74 8.22
Presence of animals 0.14 8.18
 Cattle 290 8.16 866 17.22
 Goat 91 2.56 168 3.34
 Dog 195 5.48 531 10.56
 Cat 132 3.71 337 6.70
 Hen 2820 79.30 3076 61.15
 Other 28 0.79 52 1.03
  1. p < 0.05 indicates a significant difference among the two populations