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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of Chinese expatriates in Niger: WeChat official account intervention group versus control group

From: Using WeChat official accounts to improve malaria health literacy among Chinese expatriates in Niger: an intervention study

Contents Group Baseline total (n = 1441) Intervention group (n = 721) Control group (n = 720) χ2 p
n % n % n %   
Age (years) 20–<30 216 14.99 106 14.70 110 15.28 2.311 0.510
30–<40 493 34.21 253 35.09 240 33.33
40–<50 690 47.88 337 46.74 353 49.03
50–≤60 42 2.91 25 3.47 17 2.36
Education Junior college 757 52.53 385 53.40 372 51.67 0.467 0.792
Level Under-graduate 588 40.80 288 39.94 300 41.67
Post-graduate 96 6.66 48 6.66 48 6.67
Occupation Manuel labor 1369 95.00 680 94.31 689 95.69 1.447 0.229
Manager 72 5.00 41 5.69 31 4.31
Working period 0–≤10 396 27.48 196 27.18 200 27.78 0.937 0.816
11–<21 396 27.48 195 27.05 201 27.92
21–<31 619 42.96 316 43.83 303 42.08
≥31 30 2.08 13 1.80 17 2.36 2.362 0.307
Work in Niger <3 846 58.71 409 56.73 437 60.69
3–<5 556 38.58 292 40.50 264 36.67
≥5 39 2.71 20 2.77 19 2.64
Health condition Good 486 33.73 243 33.70 243 33.75 0.742 0.690
Self-assessment Normal 799 55.45 395 54.79 404 56.11
Bad 156 10.83 83 11.51 73 10.14
Malaria history Yes 1116 77.45 550 76.28 566 78.61 1.118 0.290
No 325 22.55 171 23.72 154 21.39
Malaria education Yes 1441 100 721 100 720 100   
No 0 0 0 0 0 0