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Table 2 Demographic characteristics, by survey region. Population estimates and 95% confidence intervals (CI) shown

From: Prevalence of malaria and lymphatic filariasis in bateyes of the Dominican Republic

Characteristic Southwest
n = 256
%
(95% CI)
North
n = 265
%
(95% CI)
East
n = 255
%
(95% CI)
Total
n = 776
%
(95% CI)
Respondent category
 Head-of-household 84.2 (78.6−88.6) 88.3 (81.1−93.0) 83.2 (77.1−87.9) 84.1 (79.6−87.8)
 Spouse 15.8 (11.4−21.5) 11.7 (7.0−18.9) 16.8 (12.1−22.9) 15.9 (12.2−20.4)
Age in years, mean (SE) 41.9 (1.1) 47.2 (4.2) 44.3 (1.1) 44.4 (1.2)
Sex
 Female 66.0 (57.4−73.5) 70.3 (65.4−74.7) 48.2 (42.4−54.1) 54.1 (48.8−59.4)
 Male 33.8 (26.2−42.4) 29.7 (25.3−34.5) 51.8 (45.9−57.6) 45.9 (40.6−51.3)
Country of birth
 Haiti 18.5 (12.2−27.2) 23.6 (9.4−48.0) 50.9 (37.3−64.3) 42.5 (32.0−53.7)
 DR 81.5 (72.8−87.9) 76.4 (52.0−90.6) 49.1 (35.7−62.7) 57.5 (46.3−68.0)
If born in DR:
 Haitian descent
  Yes 62.1 (43.2−77.9) 18.0 (7.6−36.8) 47.2 (36.1−58.6) 44.4 (34.0−55.3)
  No 37.9 (22.1−56.8) 82.1 (63.2−92.4) 52.8 (41.4−63.9) 55.6 (44.7−66.0)
 Language chosen for survey
  Spanish 48.2 (34.4−62.3) 66.8 (40.4−85.7) 35.1 (21.5−51.6) 41.8 (29.9−54.8)
  Haitian Kreyòl 51.8 (37.7−65.6) 33.2 (14.3−59.6) 64.9 (48.4−78.5) 58.2 (45.2−70.1)
Documented 91.6 (85.4−95.2) 87.9 (78.2−93.6) 83.0 (76.9−87.8) 85.0 (80.2−88.7)
By ethnicity:
 Haitian-born 64.1 (47.7−77.7) 58.5 (34.4−79.1) 75.4 (64.4−83.8) 73.2 (64.4−80.5)
 Dominican-born with Haitian descent 95.8 (90.7−98.2) 82.6 (58.7−94.0) 81.6 (64.7−91.4) 85.6 (74.2−92.5)
 Dominican-born without Haitian descent 99.9 (98.7−100.0) 99.9 (98.7−100.0) 99.2 (93.7−99.9) 99.5 (96.9−99.9)
Residency
 Permanent resident (lived in batey for at least 9 consecutive months in last year) 93.2 (86.1−96.8) 88.3 (85.9−90.4) 82.8 (77.3−87.2) 85.1 (81.1−88.4)
 Non-resident (migrant) 6.8 (3.2−13.9) 11.7 (9.6−14.1) 17.2 (12.8−22.7) 14.9 (11.6−19.0)
Travel to Haiti in last 12 months 8.7 (5.9−12.6) 13.0 (3.1−40.7) 8.7 (4.5−16.1) 9.4 (5.7−15.1)
Primary occupation
 Unemployed 39.3 (30.9−48.4) 46.3 (41.9−50.8) 33.7 (25.5−42.9) 36.4 (30.1−43.3)
 Farmer 13.6 (8.7−20.8) 10.4 (4.9−20.4) 37.4 (27.8−48.3) 29.9 (22.2−39.0)
 Homemaker/domestic work 24.5 (18.6−31.5) 8.0 (5.3−11.9) 8.3 (4.8−14.1) 10.5 (7.7−14.3)
 Market vendor/retail/shop 11.2 (5.8−20.5) 20.5 (14.9−27.5) 10.3 (7.0−14.9) 12.0 (8.9−16.1)
 Construction 2.6 (1.2−5.4) 8.6 (4.7−15.1) 2.4 (0.9−6.6) 3.4 (1.7−6.6)
 Other 8.5 (5.5−12.8) 6.2 (2.1−17.0) 7.8 (3.5−16.5) 7.7 (4.2−13.5)
  1. Abbreviation: SE Standard error, CI Confidence interval, DR Dominican Republic