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Table 2 Baseline socio-demographic characteristics of Mitanins (N = 162)[IIR(n = 81): non IIR(n = 81)

From: Involvement of Mitanins (female health volunteers) in active malaria surveillance, determinants and challenges in tribal populated malaria endemic villages of Chhattisgarh, India

Variable Category IIR Non- IIR Total
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age ≥ 35 years 31 (38.3) 31 (38.3) 62 (38.3)
Marital status Married 74 (91.4) 72 (88.9) 146 (90.1)
Family type Nuclear 38 (46.9) 47 (58) 85 (52.5)
Extended nuclear 13 (16) 10 (12.3) 23 (14.2)
Joint 30 (37) 24 (29.6) 54 (33.3)
Education ≥ Primary education 65 (80.2) 48 (59.2) 113 (69.7)
Literacy Read and write 59 (72.8) 41 (50.6) 100 (61.7)
Household visit /week Mean (±SD) 52 (±42) 42 (±68) 47 (±57)
Serving population Mean (±SD) 255 (±134) 206 (±147) 231 (±142)
Focus group discussion held prior to join Mitanin program Yes 54 (66.7) 60 (74.1) 114 (70.4)
Village meeting held prior to join Mitanin program Yes 38 (33.3) 43 (53.1) 81 (50)
Prior work experience Yes 14 (17.3) 09 (11.1) 23 (14.2)
Primary reason of join Mitanin program Financial incentives 04 (4.9) 04 (4.9) 08 (4.9)
Opportunity to learn 07 (8.6) 06 (7.4) 13 (8)
Support village health facilities 23 (28.4) 13 (16) 36 (22.2)
Social prestige 01 (1.2) 01 (1.2) 02 (1.2)
Pressure from family and relatives 37 (45.7) 47 (58) 84 (51.9)
Other 9 (11.1) 10 (12.3) 19 (11.7)