Table 2

Information on RI and treatment seeking among the study population
    Variable Total Peri-urban (VT Capital & Province) Rural (Xekong & Xayabuli Provinces) p-value
Households with RI 264 (15) 133 (10) 131 (31) <0.001
Persons with RI 317 (3.5) 156 (2.4) 161 (6.2) <0.001
Median (IQR) age (years) of persons with RI (n = 317) 17 (5 – 40) 13 (4 – 37) 20 (5 – 41) 0.23
Age group of persons with RI
- Adult > 15 years 163 (51.5) 70 (45) 93 (58) 0.02
- Children ≤ 15 years 154 (48.5) 86 (55) 68 (42)
- Children < 5 years 77 (24) 41 (26) 36 (22) 0.42
- Elderly (> 65 years) 5 (2) 5 (3) 5 (3) 0.96
RI by ethnic groups
- Lao Loom 143 (45) 143 (92) 0 <0.001
- Hmong 13 (4) 13 (8) 0
- Prai 70 (22) 0 70 (43)
- Alak 42 (13) 0 42 (26)
- Taliang 22 (7) 0 22 (14)
- Dakkang 27 (8.5) 0 27 (17)
Persons with RI who sought treatment
- Overall 225 (71) 147 (94) 78 (48) <0.001
- Lao Loom 136 (60) 136 (92) 0 <0.001
- Hmong 11 (5) 11 (8) 0
- Prai 27 (12) 0 27 (35)
- Alak 31 (14) 0 31 (40)
- Taliang 9 (4) 0 9 (11)
- Dakkang 11 (5) 0 11 (14)

Data shown as number (%) unless indicated.

Mayxay et al.

Mayxay et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:444   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-444

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