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Table 1 Socio-demographic data of study participants in Foumbot and Bamendjou district hospitals

From: Evaluation of malaria preventive measures among adult patients attending the Bamendjou and Foumbot district hospitals of the West Region of Cameroon

  Study area Foumbot Bamendjou P value
Diagnostic test RDT Pos (%) RDT Neg (%) Total (%) RDT Pos (%) RDT Neg (%) Total (%)
  Number examined 80 (47.06) 90 (52.94) 170 39 (19.8) 158 (80.20) 197 < 0.0001
Sex Females 55 (68.75) 42 (46.67) 97 (57.06) 30 (76.92) 128 (81.01) 158 (80.2) < 0.0001
Males 25 (31.25) 48 (53.33) 73 (42.94) 9 (23.08) 30 (18.99) 39 (19.8)  
Age (years) 18–30 30 (37.5) 30 (33 .33) 60 (35.29) 11 (28.21) 29 (18.35) 40 (20.3)  
31–40 25 (31.25) 30 (33.33) 55 (32.35) 10 (25.64) 57 (36.08) 67 (34.01) 0.0008
41–50 15 (18.75) 20 (22.22) 35 (20.59) 9 (23.08) 44 (27.85) 53 (26.9)  
> 50 10 (12.5) 10 (11.11) 20 (11.76) 9 (23.08) 28 (17.72) 37 (18.78)  
Marital status Single 50 (62.5) 50 (55.56) 100 (58.82) 18 (46.15) 60 (37.97) 78 (39.59)  
Married 30 (37.5) 35 (38.89) 65 (38.24) 15 (38.46) 72 (45.57) 87 (44.16) 0.0019
Widow/widower 0 0 0 6 (15.38) 24 (15.19) 30 (15.23)  
Divorced 0 5 (5.56) 5 (2.94) 0 2 (1.27) 2 (1.02)  
Educational level No formal education 0 5 (5.56) 5 (2.94) 4 (10.26) 22 (13.92) 26 (13.2)  
Primary 10 (12.5) 30 (33.33) 40 (23.53) 10 (25.64) 42 (26.58) 52 (26.4) < 0.0001
Secondary level 55 (68.75) 30 (33.33) 85 (50%) 19 (48.72) 78 (49.37) 97 (49.24)  
Higher education 15 (18.75) 25 (27.78) 40 (23.53) 6 (15.38) 16 (10.13) 22 (11.17)  
Religion Christian 50 (62.5) 35 (38.89) 85 (50) 36 (92.31) 141 (89.24) 177 (89.85)  
Moslem 25 (31.25) 55 (61.11) 80 (47.06) 0 3 (1.2) 3 (1.52) < 0.0001
Others 5 (6.25) 0 5 (2.94) 3 (7.69) 14 (8.86) 17 (8.63)  
Displacement status An IDP? 20 (25.0) 15 (16.67) 35 (20.59) 1 (2.56) 14 (8.86) 15 (7.61) 0.0003
Not an IDP 60 (75.0) 75 (83.33) 135 (79.41) 38 (97.44) 144 (91.14) 182 (92.39)  
Monthly income (frs) Low (< 30,000) 40 (50.0) 50 (55.56) 90 (52.94) 28 (71.79) 123 (77.85) 151 (76.65)  
Medium 30,000–250,000) 35 (43.75) 40 (44.44) 75 (44.12) 9 (23.08) 33 (20.89) 42 (21.32) 0.0527
High > 250,000 5 (6.25) 0 5 (2.94) 2 (5.13) 2 (1.27) 4 (2.03)  
Occupation Civil servants 5 (6.25) 0 5 (2.94) 8 (20.51) 17 (10.76) 25 (12.69)  
Business 5 (6.25) 5 (5.56) 10 (5.88) 2 (5.13) 22 (13.92) 24 (12.18) 0.0035
Farmer 30 (37.5) 34 (37.78) 64 (37.65) 11 (28.21) 49 (31.01) 60 (30.46)  
Others 40 (50.0) 51 (56.67) 91 (53.53) 18 (46.15) 70 (44.30) 88 (44.67)  
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