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Table 3 Malaria preventive behavior of the study participants

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

Characteristics Number (n = 391) Percentage
Frequency of bed net use
 Everyday 245 62.7
 Often 78 19.9
 Sometimes 28 7.2
 Never 40 10.2
Frequency of mosquito repellent skin lotion use
 Everyday 4 1.0
 Often 10 2.6
 Sometimes 31 7.9
 Never 339 86.7
 Unknown 7 1.8
Experience of taking anti-malaria medicine for malaria prevention in Lao PDR
 Yes 11a 2.8
 No 375 95.9
 Unknown 5 1.3
Frequency of taking the anti-malaria medicine (n = 11)
 Everyday 0 0.0
 Often 0 0.0
 Sometimes 4 36.4
 Rarely 6 54.5
 Unknown 1 9.1
  1. aThree people took quinine as the medicine, whereas the remaining 8 people did not remember the name of the medicine