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Table 2 Background characteristics andhealth-seeking for malaria among migrants with fever in last 3 months in regional artemisinin-resistance initiative (RAI) areas of Myanmar, 2016 [N = 964]

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 964 100
Individual level
 Age n years
  < 5 175 18.2 (15.5, 20.9)
  5–14 196 20.3 (17.4, 23.1)
  15–59 538 55.8 (52.2, 59.4)
  ≥ 60 22 2.3 (1.2, 3.4)
  Not known 33 3.4 (1.9, 4.9)
  Mean 964 24.6 (22.9, 26.3)
 Sex
  Male 526 54.5 (50.9, 58.2)
  Female 438 45.5 (41.8, 49.1)
Household level
 House hold size
  1–2 149 15.5 (12.7, 18.3)
  3–4 372 38.6 (35.0, 42.1)
  5–6 332 34.5 (31.0, 37.9)
  > 6 111 11.5 (9.2, 13.8)
  Mean 964 4.4 (4.2, 4.5)
 Housing status
  Own house 433 44.9 (41.3, 48.5)
  Rental 10 1.0 (0.3, 1.7)
  Employer allowed place 467 48.5 (44.8, 52.1)
  Not known 54 5.6 (3.7, 7.6)
 Main occupation of family
  Farming/gardening/rubber plantation work 285 29.6 (26.2, 33.0)
  Stone mining work/brick kiln work 236 24.4 (21.3, 27.6)
  Merchant 20 2.1 (1.2, 3.0)
  Daily wage labourer 212 22.0 (19.0, 25.0)
  Not known 212 22.0 (19.0, 25.0)
 Migrant categoryb
  Category I 329 34.1 (30.6, 37.6)
  Category II 222 23.0 (19.9, 26.0)
  Category III 369 38.3 (34.6, 41.8)
  Not known 45 4.7 (2.8, 6.5)
 Duration of intention to stay
  Less than 6 months 92 9.6 (7.3, 11.9)
  6 months to 1 year 81 8.4 (6.2, 10.5)
  More than 1 year 167 17.3 14.7, 19.9)
  Not known 624 64.8 (61.3, 68.3)
 Knowledge scorec
  Mean 964 5.1 (4.9, 5.3)
Health-seeking
 Inappropriate 209 21.7 (18.6, 24.7)
  No medication 16 1.7 (0.6, 2.7)
  Self-medication 186 19.3 (16.4, 22.2)
  Quack 7 0.7 (0.1, 1.3)
 Appropriate 734 76.1 (73.0, 79.2)
  Trained VHV 67 6.9 (5.0, 8.9)
  RHC/sub-centre 380 39.4 (35.8, 42.9)
  Township/station hospital 95 9.9 (7.7, 12.1)
  Private clinic 68 7.0 (5.2, 8.8)
  Private clinic of midwife/HA 88 9.1 (6.9, 11.3)
  AMW 36 3.8 (2.3, 5.3)
 Not known 21 2.2 (1.3, 3.1)
  1. Weighted estimates given taking into account the sampling design
  2. VHV village health volunteer, RHC rural health centre, HA health assistant, AMW auxiliary midwife; 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)
  5. cMaximum knowledge score is 11