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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the participants (n = 483)

From: Determinants of health seeking behavior of animal bite victims in rabies endemic South Bhutan: a community-based contact-tracing survey

Variable Number Percent
Respondents from hospitals catchment area
 Gelephu 205 42
 Phuntsholing 144 30
 Samtse 68 14
 Deothang 50 10
 Samdrup Jongkhar 16 3
Gender
 Male 267 55
Age category (years)
 0-9 yrs 160 33
 10-19 yrs 98 20
 20–29 yrs 61 13
 30-39 yrs 54 11
 40-49 yrs 51 11
 50 + yrs 55 11
 Missing 4 1
Qualification of victimsa
 No education 174 36.9
 Education 309 64
Occupation of participantsb
 Farmer 55 11
 Student 189 39
 Employed 108 22
 Others 127 26
 Missing 4 1
Type of settlementsc
 Rural 123 25
 Semi-urban 176 36
 Urban 184 38
Household monthly income (USD)d
  < 154 248 51
 154–308 158 33
 309–462 43 9
 463–615 16 3
  > 615 9 2
  1. aNo education = respondents/victims who had not attained formal primary education level
  2. Education = respondents/victims who had attained at least formal primary education level and above
  3. bEmployed = working in government or private sector; others = Housewives, pre-school children, religious persons
  4. cUrban = those living within main district town; semi-urban = outskirts of main town; rural = villages
  5. d1 USD = BTN 65 currency exchange rate at the time of conduct of this study