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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for study participants (n = 1045) from four study villages in Paletwa Township, Chin State, Myanmar (January–December 2018)

From: Predictors of malaria rapid diagnostic test positivity in a high burden area of Paletwa Township, Chin State in Western Myanmar

Description Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Malaria infection found by RDT
 Positive cases 325 31.1
 Plasmodium falciparum (n = 325) 251 77.2
 P. vivax (n = 325) 41 12.6
 Mixed (n = 325) 33 10.2
 Negative cases 720 68.9
Population (n = 2404) and malaria cases distribution
 LaungKaDuu village (n = 674) 83 25.5
 MeeLatWa village (n = 894) 113 34.8
 MonDaungChaungHtel village (n = 364) 64 19.7
 YokeWa village (n = 472) 65 20.0
Age (years)
 < 5 184 17.6
 5–14 248 23.7
 15–24 229 21.9
 ≥ 25 384 36.8
Sex
 Male 558 53.4
 Female 487 46.6
Occupation
 Unemployed 554 53.0
 Forest related workers 464 44.4
 Non-forest related workers 27 2.6
Education level
 ≤ Primary education 846 81.0
 > Primary education 199 19.0
Type of household
 Hut 977 93.5
 Others 68 6.5
Having farm animals (cattle/pigs)
 Yes 987 94.4
Type of toilet
 Non-septic 953 91.2
 Septic 92 8.8
  1. RDT rapid diagnostic test