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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the population assisted at the Instituto Emílio Ribas travel clinics, São Paulo, Brazil, between January 2006 and December 2010

From: Pre-travel malaria chemoprophylaxis counselling in a public travel medicine clinic in São Paulo, Brazil

Variable (completeness) N %
Gender (100%)
Male 1343 48.9
Female 1401 51.1
Age (years; 100%)
0–9 66 2.4
10–17 90 3.3
18–24 522 19.0
25–34 966 35.2
35–44 486 17.7
45–59 457 16.7
≥60 157 5.7
Mean (standard deviation) 34.7 (±14.0)
Median (interquartile range) 31.3 (0.1–91.5)
Schooling (years; 90.3%)
≥12 1872 75.6
8–11 472 19.0
<8 133 5.4
Immunosuppressive condition (100%)
No 2678 97.6
Yes 66 2.4
HIV infection (100%)
No 2711 98.8
Yes 33 1.2
Diabetes mellitus (100%)
No 2708 98.7
Yes 36 1.3
Depression (100%)
No 2653 96.7
Yes 91 3.3