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Table 1 Main characteristics of surveyed population in Laos in 2007

From: Paradoxical risk perception and behaviours related to Avian Flu outbreak and education campaign, Laos

  Urban*
164 (15%)
Semi-U*
364 (33%)
Rural*
570 (52%)
p Total
1098
95% CI
Sex F 58.5% 57.4% 53.5% 0.3 55.5% 52-58
Age (years) 45.0 +/- 13.5 41.5 +/- 13 41.47 +/- 13 0.008 42.0 +/- 13.5 41-43
Illiterate 7.3% 10.9% 10% < 0.000 10.2% 8-11.9
Occupationμ       
-Housewife 28.6% 8.5% 10% < 0.000 12.3% 10.4-14
-Trader 17.0% 15.0% 15.9% > 0.5 15.6% 13.5-17.9
-Farmer 0 43.6% 39.6% < 0.000 35.0% 32-37
-Civil Servant 12.2% 10.9% 12.1% 0.8 11.7% 9.9-13
-Worker 12.8% 6.8% 5.7% 0.2 7.3 5.9-9.0
-None 5.4% 3.5% 5.1% 0.48 4.6% 3-6
  1. *Defined according to Lao Census 2005: i)Urban: People living in the main cities of Vientiane and Savannakhet and performed no rural activities, ii)Semi U: semi rural people living near the main cities with rural activities, iii)rural people living in the countryside. μMain occupations
  2. 95% CI: 95% Confidence Interval