Table 2

Baseline characteristics of surveyed respondents

Variable

Intervention

(n = 1066)

Control

(n = 1077)

Variable

Intervention

(n = 1066)

Control

(n = 1077)



n

%

n

%

n

%

n

%


Gender (p = 0.34)

Religion*(p = 0.00)


Male

127

11.9

143

13.3

Buddhism

497

46.6

167

15.5


Female

939

88.1

934

86.7

Protestant

0

0

48

4.5


Age* (years) (p = 0.01)

Catholic

103

9.7

19

1.8


15-19

133

12.5

83

7.7

Praying ancestors

67

6.3

168

15.6


20-29

272

25.5

256

23.8

Non-religion

398

37.3

668

62


30-39

374

35.1

434

40.3

Other

1

0.1

7

0.6


40-49

287

26.9

304

28.2

Education*(p = 0.00)


Marital status* (p = 0.00)

Secondary or less

667

62.6

766

71.1


Single

268

25.1

148

13.7

High or more

399

37.4

311

28.9


Other

798

74.9

929

86.3

Occupation*(p = 0.00)


Number of children* (p = 0.00)

Farmer/Fishery

161

15.1

430

39.3


None

236

22.1

98

9.1

Student

134

12.6

79

7.3


1-2

539

50.6

658

61.1

Housewife/unemployed

399

37.4

302

28.0


More than 2

291

27.3

321

29.8

Other

372

34.9

266

24.7


Residential location (p = 0.38)


Urban

355

33.3

378

35.0


Rural

711

66.7

699

65.0


*Statistically significant difference between intervention and control (p < 0.05).

Ngo et al. BMC Health Services Research 2010 10:54   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-10-54

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