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Table 2 Socio-demographic status of participants with respect to place of assignment

From: Bottom-up approach to strengthen community-based malaria control strategy from community health workers’ perceptions of their past, present, and future: a qualitative study in Palawan, Philippines

Socio-demographic status Total (N = 50) Northern region (n = 28) Southern region (n = 22) p value
Age
 Mean (SD) 38.6 (6.8) 39.2 (6.4) 37.7 (7.4) 0.451a
Gender
 Men 8 3 5 0.223b
 Women 41 24 17  
Marital status
 Never married 5 2 3 0.177b
 Married 42 26 16  
 Divorced 1 0 1  
 Widowed 2 0 2  
Education
 No grade completed 3 2 1 0.588b
 Elementary 1 0 1  
 High school 28 17 11  
 Higher 18 9 9  
Occupation
 Homemakers 33 22 11 0.044b*
 Farmer 12 3 9  
 Other 5 3 2  
Religion
 Catholic 28 19 9 0.053c
 Other 22 9 13  
Household wealth1
 Mean (SD) 2.5 (1.4) 2.3 (1.3) 2.9 (1.5) 0.107a
Duration of work as microscopist (months)
 Mean (SD) 94.8 (45.9) 111.9 (41.4) 73.1 (42.9) 0.002a**
Distance from home to health center (min)
 Mean (SD) 22.7 (30.0) 21.4 (23.2) 24.3 (37.5) 0.736a
  1. *Significant place of assignment difference (0.01 < p < 0.05)
  2. **Significant place of assignment difference (0.001 < p < 0.01)
  3. ***Significant place of assignment difference (p < 0.001)
  4. aANOVA
  5. bFisher’s exact test
  6. cChi-square test was used to clarify the place of assignment difference
  7. 1This scale scores from 1 to 8 points, with 1 point each for the following: electricity, radio, television, refrigerator, bicycle, motorcycle, bike-car, and tin or cement wall