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Table 3 Treatment seeking behaviour for febrile illnesses in relation to household characteristics of the participants (n = 281)

From: Treatment-seeking behaviour for febrile illnesses and its implications for malaria control and elimination in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR (Laos): a mixed method study

Characteristics Total (n = 281) Allopathic health services (n = 200) Non-allopathic health services (n = 81) p-value
  Number (%) Number (%) Number (%)  
What do you own?a
 House 281 (100) 200 (71.2) 81 (28.8) NA
 Land 275 (97.9) 196 (71.3) 79 (28.7) 0.556
 Motorbike 153 (54.4) 106 (69.3) 47 (30.7) 0.263
 Bicycle 7 (2.5) 3 (42.9) 4 (57.1) 0.109
 Tractor 51 (18.1) 29 (56.9) 22 (43.1) 0.013
 Cars 4 (1.4) 3 (75) 1 (25) 0.673
 Cattle 118 (42) 87 (73.7) 31 (26.3) 0.421
 TV 53 (18.9) 38 (71.7) 15 (28.3) 0.926
 Radio 11 (3.9) 5 (45.5) 6 (54.5) 0.062
 Phones 122 (43.4) 91 (74.6) 31 (25.4) 0.165
What are your walls of your home made from?a
 Bamboo 126 (44.8) 94 (74.6) 32 (25.4) 0.253
 Wood 189 (67.3) 128 (67.7) 61 (32.3) 0.067
 Concrete 1 (0.4) 0 1 0.288
 Plastic 10 (3.6) 7 (70) 3 (30) 0.588
 Metal 8 (2.8) 3 (37.5) 5 (62.5) 0.047
What is the roof of your home made from?a
 Bamboo 21 (7.5) 16 (76.2) 5 (23.8) 0.402
 Wood 4 (1.4) 3 (75) 1 (25) 0.673
 Plastic 5 (1.8) 5 (100) 0 0.18
 Metal 212 (75.4) 147 (69.3) 65 (30.7) 0.234
 Shingles 53 (18.9) 41 (77.4) 12 (22.6) 0.175
What is the floor of your home made from?a
 Bamboo 44 (15.7) 31 (70.5) 13 (29.5) 0.909
 Wood 251 (89.3) 181 (72.1) 70 (27.9) 0.212
 Mud 2 (0.7) 2 (100) 0 0.506
 Concrete 8 (2.8) 3 (37.5) 5 (62.5) 0.047
Do you have toilet facility at home?
 Yes 22 (7.8) 14 (7) 8 (9.9) 0.279
 No 259 (92.2) 186 (93) 73 (90.1)  
Did you migrate from any other village?
 Yes 61 (21.7) 43 (21.5) 18 (22.2) 0.894
 No 220 (78.3) 157 (78.5) 63 (77.8)  
If Yes how long have you been living here?
  ≤ 10 years 28 (45.9) 18 (41.9) 10 (55.6) 0.617
 11–20 years 17 (27.9) 13 (30.2) 4 (22.2)  
  ≥ 21 years 16 (26.2) 12 (27.9) 4 (22.2)  
How far is the forest from your house in km?
  ≤ 1 km 97 (34.5) 57 (28.5) 40 (49.4) 0.007
 1.1 to 2 km 76 (27) 62 (31) 14 (17.3)  
  ≥ 2.1 km 49 (17.4) 37 (18.5) 12 (14.8)  
 NA 59 (21) 44 (22) 15 (18.5)  
How far is the forest from your house in min?
  ≤ 7 min 19 (34.5) 16 (39) 3 (21.4) 0.442
 7.1 to 60 min 21 (38.2) 14 (34.1) 7 (50)  
  ≥ 61 min 15 (27.3) 11 (26.8) 4 (28.6)  
How far is your rice field from your house in km?
  ≤ 1 km 75 (26.7) 56 (28) 19 (23.5) 0.331
 1.1 to 2 km 84 (29.9) 64 (32) 20 (24.7)  
  ≥ 2.1 km 56 (19.9) 36 (18) 20 (24.7)  
 NA/Not own Land 66 (23.5) 44 (22) 22 (27.2)  
How far is your rice field from your house in Min?
  ≤ 20 min 18 (33.3) 13 (35.1) 5 (29.4) 0.577
 21 to 60 min 30 (55.6) 21 (56.8) 9 (52.9)  
  ≥ 61 min 6 (11.1) 3 (8.1) 3 (17.6)  
How often do you go to forest?
 Everyday 171 (60.9) 126 (63) 45 (55.6) 0.441
 Every Alternate Day 68 (24.2) 47 (23.5) 21 (30.9)  
  ≥ Weekly 42 (14.9) 27 (13.5) 15 (18.5)  
  1. aIncludes only “yes” answers and since multiple answers were possible, percentage do not add to 100