Table 1

Characteristics of plantation FGD and KII participants in Cameroon, August-October 2006
Demographic variables Data collection methods
FGD KII
n = 53 (82%) n = 12 (18%)
Site
Estate 1 17 (32%) 4 (33%)
Estate 2 18 (34%) 4 (33%)
Estate 3 18 (34%) 4 (33%)
Sex
Men 27 (51%) 6 (50%)
Women 26 (49%) 6 (50%)
Highest level of education
Never attended school 1 (2%) -
Primary 21 (40%) 5 (17%)
Secondary 26 (49%) 5 (42%)
Post secondary 5 (9%) 2 (3%)
Marital status
Single/never married 15 (28%) 1 (8%)
Married 36 (68%) 10 (83%)
Separated/divorced 1 (2%) 1 (8%)
Widowed 1 (2%) -
Work status
Permanent salaried worker 1 (2%) 4 (33%)
Permanent fieldworker 11 (21%) 1 (8%)
Temporary worker 9 (17%) 1 (8%)
Self-employed 15 (28%) -
House wife 6 (11%) 5 (17%)
Student 2 (4%) 1 (8%)
Other 9 (17%) -
Province of origin*
Center 6 (11%) 3 (5%)
Littoral 8 (15%) 3 (5%)
Northwest 36 (68%) 3 (5%)
South 1 (2%) -
Southwest 1 (2%) -
West 1 (2%) -
Interview language preference
Pidgin 31(58%) 4(33%)
English 7(13%) 2(17%)
French 15(28%) 6(50%)
Prior research participation
Yes 11(21%) 3(25%)
No 41(77%) 9(75%)
Don’t know 1(2%) -

*3 KIIs did not provide information on province of origin.

Kiawi et al.

Kiawi et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2012 12:8   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-12-8

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