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Table 3 Socio-economic characteristics of 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 %
Education level 0.59 4.63
 Bellow school age 236 9.94 495 12.83
 1–5 427 17.99 810 20.99
 6–11 1231 51.85 1962 50.84
 12–13 321 13.52 237 6.14
 Diploma 4 0.17 3 0.08
 Degree 24 1.01 10 0.26
 None 131 5.52 342 8.86
Monthly income in Sri Lankan Rupee 0.43 3.79
 ≤5000 202 37.41 266 29.56
 5001–10,000 232 42.96 372 41.33
 10,001–20,000 72 13.33 207 23.00
 20,001–30,000 18 3.33 37 4.11
 >30,000 16 2.96 18 2.00
House type 0.12 4.11
 Good 112 20.74 143 15.89
 Poor 200 37.04 248 27.56
 Moderate 228 42.22 509 56.56
Occupation of the head of the household 0.003 31.11
 Army/forces 1 0.19 127 14.11
 Carpenter 6 1.11 7 0.78
 Driver/conductor 11 2.04 12 1.33
 Farmer 127 23.52 363 40.33
 Fisherman 120 22.22 78 8.67
 Foreign employment 1 0.19 11 1.22
 Government servant 41 7.59 48 5.33
 Labourer 132 24.44 106 11.78
 Mason 3 0.56 16 1.78
 Mechanic 12 2.22 22 2.44
 Other 45 8.33 66 7.33
 Self-employed 6 1.11 4 0.44
 Traders/business 35 6.48 40 4.44
  1. p < 0.05 indicates a significant difference among the two populations