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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of the group of people who accepted or were reluctant about treatment with fumigation

From: Barriers that limit the implementation of thermal fogging for the control of dengue in Colombia: a study of mixed methods

  Acceptance n = 206 % Rejection n = 204 %
Sociodemographic characteristics
Sex; n (%)
 Women 159 77.2 156 76.5
 Men 47 22.8 48 23.5
Occupation; n (%)
 Head of Household and/or housewife 159 77.2 143 70.1
 Student 9 4.4 13 6.4
 Informal 15 7.3 29 14.2
 Unemployed 11 5.3 10 4.9
 Retiree 12 5.8 9 4.4
Age in years; median (IQR) 49 37–62 51 34–62
Educational level; n (%)
 Elementary school or less 73 35.4 77 37.7
 Any level of high school 103 50.0 88 43.1
 Any level of higher education 30 14.6 38 18.7
 Missing value 0 0.0 1 0.5
Believes that fumigation is beneficial; n (%)
 Yes 203 98.5 177 86.8
 No 1 0.5 27 13.2
 Missing value 2 1.0 0 0.0
Time lived in neighborhood (y); median (IQR) 25 11–40 20 7–36
Amount of time in house; n (%)
 All the time 174 84.5 158 77.5
 Only in the mornings 11 5.3 19 9.3
 Only in the afternoons 7 3.4 7 3.4
 Only at night 14 6.8 20 9.9