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Table 4 Frequency and duration of stay in Pailin farms

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

Seasonal worker characteristics Total
N %
First time working in Pailin
 Yes 166 54.6
 No 138 45.4
Number of times worked in Pailin before (times)
 1–2 73 52.8
 3–4 28 20.3
 >5 37 22.3
Frequency of coming to work in Pailin
 Once a year 38 27.5
 Twice a year 53 38.4
 Three times a year 10 7.3
 >3 times a year 14 10.1
 I never leave 23 16.7
Length working in the farm (mean, SD) [18 weeks, 54] (weeks)
 <2  181 59.5
 3–4 41 13.5
 5–6 10 3.3
 7–8 12 4.0
 >8  60 19.7
Duration planned for this tripa (months)
 <2  151 49.7
 >2  152 50.3
Ways to find places of manual labour
 Friends 39 12.8
 Farm owner 126 41.5
 Used to come here before 23 7.5
 Neighbour 109 35.9
 Family member 73 24.0
  1. aThe 2-month cut-off point was defined as short-term migrants compared to those who stay for longer periods >2 months