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Table 2 Access to health care for malaria by type of migrant aggregate

From: Spatial distribution, work patterns, and perception towards malaria interventions among temporary mobile/migrant workers in artemisinin resistance containment zone

Characteristic Large aggregate Small aggregate Cut-off settlement Total
n =102 n = 78 n = 12 n = 192
Nearest public health facility
 Township hospital 8 (7.8) 0 (0.0) 1 (8.3) 9 (4.8)
 Station hospital 30 (29.4) 11 (14.7) 0 (0.0) 41 (21.7)
 RHC 23 (22.5) 25 (33.3) 3 (25.0) 51 (27.0)
 Sub RHC 41 (40.2) 39 (52.0) 8 (66.7) 88 (46.6)
Common mode of travel to the nearest public health facility   
 On foot 70 (68.6) 47 (60.3) 8 (66.7) 125 (65.1)
 Motorcycle 79 (77.5) 60 (76.9) 8 (66.7) 147 (76.6)
 Bicycle 12 (11.8) 8 (10.3) 1 (8.3) 21 (10.9)
 Boat 19 (18.6) 19 (24.4) 2 (16.7) 40 (20.8)
 Car 42 (41.2) 24 (30.8) 0 (0.0) 66 (34.4)
Median cost (Myanmar kyat) of travel per person per one way
 Car 3000 500 0 1000
 Motor cycle 2000 1000 500 1500
 Boat 4000 4000 1150 4000
Mean duration (minute) of travel
 Car 21.9 ± 39.5 6.3 ± 18.3 0.0 ± 0.0 14.2 ± 32.1
 On foot 118.5 ± 196.1 62.5 ± 95.8 29.6 ± 85.3 90.2 ± 159.4
 Bicycle 5.3 ± 24.4 4.3 ± 16.7 1.3 ± 4.3 4.7 ± 20.7
 Motorcycle 30.3 ± 32.7 19.3 ± 24.9 28.1 ± 85.7 25.7 ± 35.6
 Boat 23.3 ± 96.9 13.5 ± 26.6 4.4 ± 11.4 18.1 ± 72.8
Malaria care providers
 Auxiliary midwife 14 (13.7) 1 (1.3) 1 (8.3) 16 (8.3)
 Village practitioner 1 (1.0) 1 (1.3) 0 (0.0) 2 (1.0)
 Malaria volunteer 5 (4.9) 9 (11.5) 2 (16.7) 16 (8.3)
 Doctors from plantation sites 33 (32.4) 29 (37.2) 0 (0.0) 62 (32.3)
 Basic health staff 49 (48.0) 38 (48.7) 9 (75.0) 96 (50.0)
  1. =Percentages are shown in parentheses; Approximate conversion rate US$ 1 = 1000 kyat.