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Table 1 Accessibility of DEC by individual characteristics (n = 939)

From: Evaluation of mass drug administration in the program to control imported lymphatic filariasis in Thailand

Variable Total Accessibility of DEC P
Yes (n = 707) No (n = 232)
N % N %
Documented       <0.001
 Yes 860 703 81.7 157 18.3  
 No 79 4 5.1 75 94.9  
Sex      0.351
 Female 542 402 74.2 140 25.8  
 Male 397 305 76.8 92 23.2  
Age group (years)       0.038
 <21 191 150 78.5 41 21.5  
 21–30 338 243 71.9 95 28.1  
 31–40 237 191 80.6 46 19.4  
 41–50 116 86 74.1 30 25.9  
 >50 57 37 64.9 20 35.1  
Marital status       0.034
 Married 652 478 73.3 174 26.7  
 Other 287 229 79.8 58 20.2  
Occupation       <0.001
 Unemployed 267 172 64.4 95 35.6  
 Employed monthly 453 400 88.3 53 11.7  
 Employed daily 219 135 61.6 84 38.4  
Education status       0.405
 None 225 175 77.8 50 22.2  
 Primary school 481 358 74.4 123 25.6  
 Secondary school 215 163 75.8 52 24.2  
 University 18 11 61.1 7 38.9  
Length of stay in community (months)       
 ≤12 169 112 66.3 57 33.7 0.009
 13–36 221 178 80.5 43 19.5  
 37–60 157 123 78.3 34 21.7  
 >60 392 294 75.0 98 25.0  
Living zone       <0.001
 Factory area 478 388 81.2 90 18.8  
 Fishery area 461 319 69.2 142 30.8  
  1. P from Chi-square test; significant level at 0.05