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Table 2 Migration characteristics of the study participants

From: Malaria among foreign migrant workers in Savannakhet Province, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Characteristics and behavior Number (n = 391) Percentage
Migration to the study site
 With friend 141 36.1
 With family member 130 33.2
 Alone 118 30.2
 With company staff 2 0.5
Length of stay in the study site in days, median (interquartile range) 405 (183 to 1207)  
Experience of working in a province other than the study province
 Yes 55a 14.1
 No 336 85.9
 Unknown 1 0.3
Experience of working in a foreign country other than Lao PDR
 Yes 28b 7.2
 No 362 92.6
 Unknown 1 0.3
  1. aThe provinces were Salavan, Champasack, Vientiane City, Attapeau, Bolikhamxay, Khammuan, and others
  2. bThe foreign countries were Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, and others