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Table 4 Characteristics of farm workers interviewed in four provinces

From: Assessment of net lending strategy to better reach mobile and migrant populations in malaria endemic areas of Cambodia

   Province
Bantey Meanchey Battambang Pursat Pailin Total
n % n % n % n % n %
Gender
 Male   50 51.5% 183 46.8% 11 55.0% 104 53.6% 348 49.6%
 Female   47 48.5% 208 53.2% 9 45.0% 90 46.4% 354 50.4%
Total   97 100% 391 100% 20 100% 194 100%   
Age (years)
  < 20   17 17.5% 81 20.7% 3 15.0% 31 16.0% 132 18.8%
 21–40   57 58.8% 191 48.8% 10 50.0% 124 63.9% 382 54.4%
 41–60   22 22.7% 102 26.1% 6 30.0% 33 17.0% 163 23.2%
 > 60   1 1.0% 17 4.3% 1 5.0% 6 3.1% 25 3.6%
Total   97 100% 391 100% 20 100% 194 100%   
Marital Status
 Married   69 71.1% 264 67.5% 14 70.0% 129 66.5% 476 67.8%
 Single   24 24.7% 105 26.9% 4 20.0% 61 31.4% 194 27.6%
 Divorced/Widowed   4 4.1% 22 5.6% 2 10.0% 4 2.1% 32 4.6%
Total   97 100% 391 100% 20 100% 194 100%   
Education
 No education   21 21.6% 84 21.5% 3 15.0% 26 13.4% 134 19.1%
 Primary   57 58.8% 214 54.7% 13 65.0% 124 63.9% 408 58.1%
 Secondary or higher   19 19.6% 93 23.8% 4 20.0% 44 22.7% 160 22.8%
Total   97 100% 391 100% 20 100% 194 100%   
Means of transportation to the farms
 Taxi   87 89.7% 273 69.8% 17 85.0% 146 75.3% 523 74.5%
 Bus   0 0.0% 24 6.1% 1 5.0% 26 13.4% 51 7.3%
 Moto Taxi   4 4.1% 27 6.9% 1 5.0% 5 2.6% 37 5.3%
 Transportation provided by farm owner   0 0.0% 6 1.5%   0.0% 16 8.2% 22 3.1%
 Other Means   6 6.2% 61 15.6% 1 5.0% 1 0.5% 69 9.8%
Total   97 100% 391 100% 20 100% 194 100%   
Came alone or with family
 Alone   36 37.1% 111 28.4% 11 55.0% 73 37.6% 231 32.9%
 With Family   61 62.9% 280 71.6% 9 45.0% 121 62.4% 471 67.1%
Total   97 100% 391 100% 20 100% 194 100%   
Length of stay in the farms
 Less than 6 months Male 49 50.5% 164 41.9% 9 45.0% 97 50.0% 319 45.4%
  Female 43 44.3% 189 48.3% 8 40.0% 79 40.7% 319 45.4%
 Over 6 months Male 1 1.0% 19 4.9% 2 10.0% 7 3.6% 29 4.1%
  Female 4 4.1% 19 4.9% 1 5.0% 11 5.7% 35 5.0%
Total   97 100% 391 100% 20 100% 194 100%   
Work permanently or seasonally
 Permanent Male 0 0.0% 38 9.7% 1 5.0% 11 5.7% 50 7.1%
  Female 4 4.1% 37 9.5% 1 5.0% 17 8.8% 59 8.4%
 Seasonal Male 50 51.5% 145 37.1% 10 50.0% 93 47.9% 298 42.5%
Total Female 43 44.3% 171 43.7% 8 40.0% 73 37.6% 295 42.0%
   97 100% 391 100% 20 100% 194 100%   
Experience of crossing international border
 Never Male 25 25.8% 130 33.2% 9 45.0% 69 35.6% 233 33.2%
  Female 23 23.7% 178 45.5% 8 40.0% 67 34.5% 276 39.3%
 Cross to Thailand Male 25 25.8% 53 13.6% 2 10.0% 35 18.0% 115 16.4%
  Female 24 24.7% 30 7.7% 1 5.0% 23 11.9% 78 11.1%
 Cross to Vietnam Male 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
  Female 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Total   97 100% 391 100% 20 100% 194 100%