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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and their association with malaria history among the study population in the Orang primary health centre

From: Socio-economic determinants for malaria transmission risk in an endemic primary health centre in Assam, India

Characteristic N (%) p (χ 2 ) * M (%) p (χ 2 ) #
Age 15–35 33 (46.5) < 0.0001 (18.5) 25 (75.8) 0.004 (11.7)
36–55 28 (39.4) 11 (39.3)
56 & above 10 (14.1) 3 (30.0)
Sex Male 50 (70.4) < 0.0001 (23.7) 25 (50.0) 0.3 (1.1)
Female 21 (29.6) 14 (66.7)
Body Complexion Dark 29 (40.8) 0.02 (4.1) 22 (75.9) 0.007 (7.3)
Fair 42 (59.2) 17 (40.5)
Body Odour Strong 44 (62.0) 0.04 (7.2) 27 (61.4) 0.25 (1.3)
Mild 27 (38.0) 12 (44.4)
Body Clothing >50% 64 (90.1) < 0.0001 (88.3) 34 (54.7) 0.6 (0.3)
<50% 7 (9.9) 5 (71.4)
Marital Status Married 63 (88.7) < 0.0001 (82.3) 33 (52.4) 0.4 (0.7)
UM 8 (11.3) 6 (75.0)
Family Size 1–3 16 (22.5) < 0.0001 (19.6) 9 (56.3) 0.6 (1.0)
4–6 38 (53.5) 19 (50.0)
  7 & above 17 (23.9)   11 (64.8)  
  1. N – total number of participants; M – participants with a history of malaria.
  2. *for characteristic variables; #for malaria history.