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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of participants

From: The addition of mobile SMS effectively improves dengue prevention practices in community: an implementation study in Nepal

Variables Total
n (%)
Control
n (%)
DPL# Only
n (%)
DPL + SMS
n (%)
p-value
Total participants 300 (100) 100 (100) 100 (100) 100 (100)  
Sex 0.000
 Male 130 (43) 64 (64) 31 (31) 35 (35)  
 Female 170 (57) 36 (36) 69 (69) 65 (65)  
Age group in years 0.005
  < 30 52 (17) 17 (17) 23 (23) 12 (12)  
 30–49 195 (65) 58 (58) 70 (70) 67 (67)  
  > 49 53 (18) 25 (25) 7 (7) 21 (21)  
Education level 0.330
 Literate 37 (12) 16 (16) 8 (8) 13 (13)  
 Primary 46 (15) 13 (13) 17 (17) 16 (16)  
 Secondary 97 (33) 29 (29) 40 (40) 28 (28)  
 Higher than secondary 120 (40) 42 (42) 35 (35) 43 (43)  
Ethnicity 0.000
 Brahmin/Chhetri 143 (48) 35 (35) 38 (38) 70 (70)  
 Janajati 109 (36) 46 (46) 37 (37) 26 (26)  
 Others* 48 (16) 19 (19) 25 (25) 4 (4)  
Annual household income** 0.273
  < 250,000 140 (47) 53 (53) 42 (42) 45 (45)  
  > 250,000 160 (53) 47 (47) 58 (58) 55 (55)  
  1. All p-values are based on chi-square analysis of numbers in the three study clusters; # DPL = Dengue Prevention Leaflet; a Others include Dalit, Terai/Madhesi and Muslim respondents; b In Nepalese currency (NPR), (1 USD = 107 NPR as of October 2017)