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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study participants during the assessment of acceptability of a cultural song as a community engagement medium in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa

From: “Maskandi experience”: exploring the use of a cultural song for community engagement in preparation for a pilot Sterile Insect Technique release programme for malaria vector control in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa 2019

Characteristics of study participants Expert survey N = 40 (%) Community survey N = 54 (%) Community dialogues N = 100 (%)
Age (in years)
 Median age 36 (23–66) 43 (18–78) 43 (18–78)
Gender
 Female 29 (72) 37 (69) 69 (69)
Position/Role
 Scientist 26 (65) N/A N/A
 Malaria control programme 11 (27) N/A N/A
 Educator 3 (8) N/A N/A
 Induna (headsman) N/A N/A 2 (2)
 Heads of households N/A 17 (31) 40 (40)
 Unemployed N/A 36 (67) 47 (47)
 Some form of education N/A 35 (65) 60 (60)