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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants of Focus group discussion and interviews in Metema -Abuderafie, 2019

From: Understanding the risk perception of visceral leishmaniasis exposure and the acceptability of sandfly protection measures among migrant workers in the lowlands of Northwest Ethiopia: a health belief model perspective

FGD participants Interview participants
Characteristics N % Characteristics N %
Total 187 100   16 100
Gender Gender
Male 187 100 Male 15 93.7
Female    Female 1 6.3
Age (mean (SD) Age (mean (SD)
23 (±4.66) 31(±6.75)
Type of participants Type of participants
Students 55 29.4 Health office heads 2 12.5
Farmers 114 60.9 Health extension worker 1 6.3
Forest workers 7 3.7 Malaria and vector born officer 1 6.3
Milisha 8 4.4 Public health officers 1 6.3
Others 3 1.6 Farm (owners, managers, and leaders) 11 68.6
Ethnicity Ethnicity
Amhara 171 91.4 Amhara 10 62.5
Tigray 13 7.0 Tigray 6 37.5
Oromo 3 1.6 Oromo   
Religion Religion
Orthodox Christian 178 95.2 Orthodox Christian 15 93.7
Muslim 9 4.8 Muslim 1 6.3
Leishmaniasis endemicity at the permanent resident Leishmaniasis endemicity at the permanent resident
Low land endemic areas 20 10.7 Low land endemic areas 11 68.7
High land endemic areas 167 89.3 High land endemic areas 5 31.3
Educational status Educational status
Non formal education 82 43.9 Non formal education 1 6.3
Formal education 105 56.1 Formal education 15 93.7