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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics of the participants of the focus group discussions and key informant interviews conducted in four selected townships in Myanmar, 2017

From: How are the village health volunteers deliver malaria testing and treatment services and what are the challenges they are facing? A mixed methods study in Myanmar

Characteristics FGDs with volunteers FGDs with communitya KII participantsb
N % N % N %
Total 65 100 66 100 14 100
Gender
 Male 25 38 18 27 6 43
 Female 40 62 48 73 8 57
Age group
 15–24 years 10 15 9 14 0 0
 25–44 years 43 66 31 47 8 57
 45–64 years 11 17 22 33 6 43
 65 years and above 1 2 4 6 0 0
Education
 Up to primary 5 8 53 80 0 0
 Up to high school 52 80 13 20 2 14
 Graduate 8 12 0 0 8 57
 Missing 0 0 0 0 4 29
Years of service
 0–5 years 37 57    3 21
 6–10 years 24 37    3 21
 More than 10 years 3 5    6 43
 Missing 1 2    2 14
  1. aCommunity members were fishermen (n = 3), farmer (n = 32), laborer (n = 19), trader (n = 3), and dependent members (n = 9)
  2. bKII participants were midwives (n = 5), malaria inspector (n = 1), health assistant (n = 4), malaria supervisor (n = 2), malaria assistant (n = 1), and assistant director (n = 1); FGD = focus group discussion; KII = key informant interview