TABLE 3.

Summary of the questionnaire results

VariableCharacteristics of survey respondersa
Region (responders)Melioidosis (n = 13)b
A (n = 67)B (n = 38)C (n = 29)
Sex
    No. male3213148
    No. female3525155
Age
    21-40 yr2310
    41-60 yr2311100
    >60 yr42241813
Lifestyle
    % Had been in area of endemicityc29.926.327.6NAd
    % Farmers20.921.120.738.5
    % Working or living near fields49.2*21.148.3*46.2
    % Frequently worked in nearby fields34.3*23.737.9*NA
    % Often barefoot on soil29.9*15.817.27.7
    % Had been flooded within last 6 mo32.8*34.2*13.438.5
  • a *, P < 0.05.

  • b Due to the limited number of valid questionnaires, statistical analysis was not performed.

  • c Areas of endemicity were defined to include Southeast Asia and northern Australia.

  • d NA, over 50% of responders did not answer.