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Table 1 Baseline demographics of households by trial arm

From: Acceptability of insecticide-treated clothing for malaria prevention among migrant rubber tappers in Myanmar: a cluster-randomized non-inferiority crossover trial

  Arm 1 (ITC then NTC)
(n = 84 households)
Arm 2 (NTC then ITC)
(n = 84 households)
Respondent (n, %)
 Head 51 (61%) 51 (61%)
 Other 33 (39%) 33 (39%)
Mean age (n ± SD) 33 ± 11 33 ± 11
Gender (n, %)
 Male 52 (62%) 56 (67%)
 Female 32 (38%) 28 (33%)
Mean household size (n ± SD) 3.9 ± 2.0 3.5 ± 1.5
Education (n, %)
 Primary or lower 55 (65%) 51 (61%)
 Middle 16 (19%) 21 (25%)
 Secondary or higher 13 (16%) 12 (14%)
Wealth quintile*
 Highest 12 (14%) 22 (26%)
 Fourth 12 (14%) 22 (26%)
 Middle 17 (20%) 16 (19%)
 Second 18 (21%) 16 (19%)
 Lowest 25 (30%) 8 (10%)
Distance (miles) to the nearest health centre (n ± SD) 3.0 ± 10.7 1.9 ± 2.2
Geographic origin (n, %)
 In-state (Mon) 49 (58%) 57 (68%)
 Out of state (Bago, Irrawaddy, Other) 35 (42%) 27 (32%)
Plans after rubber tapping season (n, %)
 Remain at current plantation 45 (54%) 44 (52%)
 Return home 36 (43%) 37 (44%)
 Work at other plantation 3 (3%) 3 (4%)
Malaria prevention methods used**
LLIN* 40 (48%) 53 (63%)
 Mosquito coil 38 (45%) 36 (43%)
 Wood smoke* 13 (15%) 4 (5%)
 Repellent 5 (6%) 4 (5%)
  1. * Chi square test indicate significant difference of p < 0.05 between arms
  2. ** Multiple responses indicated, only top answers presented