Table 1

Background Characteristics and Reported Exposure to Interventions among Long Distance Truck Drivers Round-1 and Round-2 of the IBBA on National Highways

All Routes

North-East (NE)

North-South (NS)

North-West (NW)

South-East (SE)


Background characteristics

Round-1

(N= 2066)

Round-2

(N= 2085)

Round-1

(N= 498)

Round-2

(N= 524)

Round-1

(N= 540)

Round-2

(N= 538)

Round-1

(N= 515)

Round-2

(N= 526)

Round-1

(N= 513)

Round-2

(N= 497)


Average Age

31.1

33.5***

31.8

33.4*

31.4

31.8

30.1

32.4**

33.9

35.0

Percent literates

87.6

94.1**

83.3

89.7*

90.8

97.5**

88.5

89.6

87.3

94.6**

Percent Currently married

73.5

74.3

75.2

74.2

74.9

71.2

72.0

73.6

82.3

84.0

Average number of years of working as a driver

8.9

9.4

9.7

9.7

9.3

9.9

8.0

8.5

10.7

11.1

Average number of round trips in past six monthsa

11.9

11.2

11.4

11.1

10.1

10.1

13.4

11.2**

12.4

12.7

Percent who own truck

14.2

9.0***

8.9

4.8**

13.9

13.5

17.1

2.4**

13.1

11.2

Exposure to interventions (%)

No

49.8

45.0**

44.4

48.9

36.7

42.8

61.0

36.4***

34.7

62.7***

Less intensive

36.1

25.4***

40.7

23.1***

42.4

19.2

27.5

24.1

60.2

27.6***

Intensive

14.1

29.6***

14.9

28.0***

20.9

38.1**

11.5

39.5***

4.7

9.7**


* P< 0.10; ** P< 0.05; *** P <0.01

Differences between the mean values were tested using t-test whereas the differences between percentages were tested using Z-test statistic.

Averages refer to the mean values.

Literacy refers to the ability of both read and write.

a Between main cities of operation.

Pandey et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11(Suppl 6):S15   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-S6-S15

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