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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of cases and controls in Dong Xuan district, Phu Yen province, Vietnam

From: Risk factor assessment for clinical malaria among forest-goers in a pre-elimination setting in Phu Yen Province, Vietnam

CharacteristicsCases (n = 81) (%)Controls (n = 94) (%)Total (n = 175) (%)p-value
Age (mean-SD)34.2 ± 11.737.8 ± 11.636.2 ± 11.80.04
Gender0.90
 Male71 (87.7%)83 (88.3%)154 (88.0%) 
 Female10 (12.3%)11 (11.7%)21 (12.0%) 
Education level0.54
 Illiterate18 (22.2%)28 (29.8%)46 (26.3%) 
 Primary school25 (30.9%)21 (22.3%)46 (26.3%) 
 Secondary16 (19.8%)19 (20.2%)35 (20.0%) 
 High school and above22 (27.2%)26 (27.7%)48 (27.4%) 
Ethnicity0.70
 Kinh28 (34.6%)33 (35.1%)61 (34.9%) 
 Cham43 (53.1%)53 (56.4%)96 (54.9%) 
 Bana10 (12.3%)8 (8.5%)18 (10.3%) 
Household economic statusa0.895
 Highest17 (21%)18 (19.1%)35 (20%) 
 High15 (18.5%)23 (24.5%)38 (21.7%) 
 Medium18 (22.2%)17 (18.2%)35 (20%) 
 Low17 (21%)18 (19.1%)35 (20%) 
 Lowest14 (17.3%)18 (19.1%)32 (18.3%) 
Main work in the forest0.21
 Aloe seeking and hunting16 (19.8%)25 (26.6%)41 (23.4%) 
 Tree planting43 (53.1%)50 (53.2%)93 (53.2%) 
 Trapping6 (7.4%)10 (10.6%)16 (9.1%) 
 Otherb16 (19.8%)9 (9.6%)25 (14.3%) 
  1. aBy Quintile
  2. bMaking charcoal and logging