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Table 1 Background characteristics of the migrant households in regional artemisinin resistance initiative (RAI) areas of Myanmar, 2016 [N = 3230]

From: Low uptake of malaria testing within 24 h of fever despite appropriate health-seeking among migrants in Myanmar: a mixed-methods study

Variables N Proportiona (95% CI)
Total 3230 100
House hold size
 1–2 1153 35.7 (33.8, 37.5)
 3–4 1254 38.8 (36.9, 40.7)
 5–6 600 18.5 (17.1, 20.1)
 >6 223 6.9 (5.9, 7.8)
 Mean 3230 3.4 (3.3, 3.5)
Housing status
 Own house 1294 40.1 (38.2, 41.9)
 Rental 40 1.2 (0.8, 1.6)
 Employer allowed place 1624 50.3 (48.3, 52.2)
 Not known 272 8.4 (7.2, 9.7)
Main occupation of family
 Farming/gardening/rubber plantation work 1231 38.1 (36.2, 40.0)
 Stone mining work/brick kiln work 817 25.3 (23.5, 27.0)
 Merchant 38 1.2 (0.8, 1.5)
 Daily wage labourer 572 17.7 (16.3, 19.2)
 Not known 572 17.7 (16.2, 19.2)
Migrant categoryb
 Category I 756 23.4 (21.8, 24.9)
 Category II 982 30.4 (28.6, 32.2)
 Category III 1251 38.7 (36.8, 40.6)
 Not known 241 7.5 (6.3, 8.6)
Duration of intention to stay
 Less than 6 months 415 12.8 (11.4, 14.3)
 6 months to 1 year 204 6.3 (5.3, 7.3)
 More than 1 year 366 11.3 (10.2, 12.5)
 Not known 2245 69.5 (67.7, 71.4)
Location of intent to go back
 Native place 1263 39.1 (37.2, 41.0)
 Another workplace within township 195 6.1 (5.2, 6.9)
 Another workplace another township 72 2.2 (1.7, 2.8)
 Not known 1700 52.6 (50.7, 54.6)
Knowledge score
 Mean 3230 5.2 (5.1, 5.3)
  1. Weighted estimates given taking into account the sampling design
  2. CI confidence interval
  3. aColumn percentages
  4. bPermanent or semi-permanent work settings with high social capital, where substantial results can be achieved for malaria control (category I); semi-permanent settings with moderate social capital, where substantial community-based results can be achieved for malaria control (category II); and small, often temporary work sites, with low social capital and resource availability (category III)