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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of the respondents in relation to participation (n = 158)

From: Factors associated with population coverage of targeted malaria elimination (TME) in southern Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR

Characteristics Participation p value
Partial/none (n = 17) Complete (n = 141) Total (n = 158)
Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)
Respondent status
 Family head 12 (70.6) 88 (62.4) 100 (63.3) 0.35
 Other 5 (29.4) 53 (37.6) 58 (36.7)  
Age group (years)
 ≤ 29 6 (35.3) 47 (33.3) 53 (33.5) 0.72
 30–40 7 (41.2) 48 (34) 55 (34.8)  
 ≥ 41 4 (23.5) 46 (32.6) 50 (31.6)  
Sex
 Female 5 (29.4) 29 (20.6) 34 (21.5) 0.28
 Male 12 (70.6) 112 (79.4) 124 (78.5)  
Ethnicity
 Lao Lum 1 (5.9) 1 (0.7) 2 (1.3) 0.16
 Lao Theung 16 (94.1) 137 (97.2) 153 (96.8)  
 Other 0 3 (2.1) 3 (1.9)  
Religion
 Animist 16 (94.1) 138 (97.9) 154 (97.5) 0.36
 Buddhist 1 (5.9) 3 (2.1) 4 (2.5)  
Marital status
 In relationship 17 (100) 129 (91.5) 146 (92.4) 0.24
 Not in relationship 0 12 (8.5) 12 (7.6)  
Literacy
 Illiterate 14 (82.4) 101 (71.6) 115 (72.8) 0.26
 Literate 3 (17.6) 40 (28.4) 43 (27.2)  
Education in years
 ≤ 5 16 (94.1) 127 (90.1) 143 (90.5) 0.5
 ≥ 5.1 1 (5.9) 14 (9.9) 15 (9.5)  
Occupation
 Farmer 16 (94.1) 131 (92.9) 147 (93) 0.66
 Other 1 (5.9) 10 (7.1) 11 (7)  
Monthly income (kip)
 ≤ 500,000 16 (94.1) 124 (87.9) 140 (88.6) 0.72
 ≥ 500,001 1 (5.9) 15 (10.6) 16 (10.1)  
 Don’t know 0 2 (1.4) 2 (1.3)  
Presence of toilet facility at home
 Yes 3 (17.6) 18 (12.8) 21 (13.3) 0.4
 No 14 (82.4) 123 (87.2) 137 (86.7)  
Migrated from other village
 Yes 6 (35.3) 45 (31.9) 51 (32.3) 0.48
 No 11 (64.7) 96 (68.1) 107 (67.7)  
Distance between forest and house in km
 ≤ 1 10 (62.5) 82 (59.9) 92 (60.1) 0.53
 ≥ 1.1 6 (37.5) 55 (40.1) 61 (39.9)  
Frequency of visit to forest
 Everyday 9 (52.9) 87 (61.7) 96 (60.8) 0.77
 ≥ Every alternate day 7 (41.2) 48 (34) 55 (34.8)  
 NA 1 (5.9) 6 (4.3) 7 (4.4)