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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and malaria history among participants in Mamfene, Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 2015

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices on malaria transmission in Mamfene, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa 2015

Characteristics n = 400 Percent
Gender
 Male 115 28.8
 Female 285 71.2
Age (in years)
 18–35 163 40.8
 36–50 111 27.7
 51–65 78 19.5
  > 65 45 12.0
Family position
 Head of household 149 37.2
 Wife 112 28.0
 Children 129 32.3
 Other 10 2.5
Highest level of education attained
 No schooling 116 29.0
 Primary level 131 32.7
 Secondary level 144 36.1
 Tertiary level 9 2.2
Employment status
 Employed 21 5.3
 Unemployed 286 71.5
 Housewife 15 3.8
 Pensioner 71 17.7
 Seasonal worker 1 0.2
 Student 6 1.5
Family history of malaria in 2014a
 Had malaria infection 47 11.8
 No malaria infection 352 88.0
 Do not know 1 0.2
  1. aAt least one member of the household suffered from malaria infection during 2014