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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Community perceptions of health and rodent-borne diseases along the Inter-Oceanic Highway in Madre de Dios, Peru

  Number Percent Mean (SD)
Sex
 Female 371 71.1  
 Male 151 28.9  
Age -- -- 35.9 (12.9) range: 18–78
Level of education (informants)
 None 17 3.3  
 Some primary (1–6 y) 169 32.4  
 Some secondary (7–11 y) 283 54.2  
 Some higher education (12+ y) 53 10.2  
Main occupation (household heads)
 Forestry 158 30.1  
 Agriculture and farming 104 19.8  
 Commerce 46 8.8  
 Contracted labor 44 8.4  
 Other 43 8.4  
 Transportation 42 8  
 Construction worker 39 7.4  
 Housewife 19 3.6  
 Health or education professional 8 1.5  
 Government employee 3 0.6  
 Administration 2 0.4  
 Independent professional 2 0.4  
 Fishery 1 0.2  
 Unemployed/retired/NA 11 2.1  
Number of household members -- -- 4.7 (1.8)