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Table 3 Sociodemographic characteristics of the seasonal workers

From: High mobility, low access thwarts interventions among seasonal workers in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: lessons from the malaria containment project

Sociodemographic characteristics Total
N %
Gender
 Male 169 55.6
 Female 135 44.4
Age in years (mean, SD) [32, 10.6]
Primary occupation
 Agricultural labourer 149 49.0
 Seller 1 0.3
 Fisherman 1 0.3
 Forestry worker 2 0.7
 Farmer 148 48.7
 Housewife 1 0.3
 Other 1 0.7
Highest level of education
 Never attended school 60 19.7
 Completed primary (grade 6) 176 57.9
 Completed secondary (grade 12) 54 17.8
 More than secondary 14 4.6
Marital status
 Single, never married 89 29.3
 Married/living with someone as married 201 66.1
 Widowed 7 2.3
 Divorced/separated 6 2.0
 Married but not living together 1 0.3
Normally stay in the farm all year
 Yes 47 15.5
 No 254 84.5
Accompanied bya
 Family 35 74.5
 Friends 7 14.9
 Alone 5 10.6
  1. aOut of those who stay at the farm all year