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Table 1 Characteristics of military personnel

From: Malaria prevalence, knowledge, perception, preventive and treatment behavior among military in Champasak and Attapeu provinces, Lao PDR: a mixed methods study

Characteristics Total Positive Negative p value
n = 288 % n = 35 % n = 253 %
Age (years), median (IQR) 28 (24 to 34) 27 (24 to 40) 28 (24 to 34) 0.455
Monthly income (USD), median (IQR) 151.9 (102.3 to 188.4) 151.9 (99.4 to 187.0) 151.9 (102.3 to 188.4) 0.593
Work in forest areas (years), median (IQR) 4 (2 to 7) 5 (2 to 10) 3 (2 to 7) 0.030
Gender
 Male 284 98.6 35 100.0 249 98.6 1.000
 Female 4 1.4 0 0.0 4 1.4
Ethnicity
 Lao ethnic 252 87.5 29 82.9 223 88.1 0.411
 Other ethnic 36 12.5 6 17.1 30 11.9
Education
 ≤ High school 236 81.9 29 82.9 207 81.8 1.000
 > High school 52 18.1 6 17.1 46 18.2
Marital status
 Single 157 54.5 22 62.9 135 53.4 0.366
 Married 131 45.5 13 37.1 118 46.6
Episode of malaria (times)
 Never 191 66.3 21 60.0 170 67.2 0.671
 1 or more 97 33.7 14 40.0 83 32.8
Body temperature (°C)
 ≤ 37.5 283 98.3 34 97.1 249 98.4 0.479
 > 37.5 5 1.7 1 2.9 4 1.6
Provinces
 Champasak 227 78.8 28 80.0 199 78.7 0.528
 Attapeu 61 21.2 7 20.0 54 21.3