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Table 1 Respondents’ biographical information (n = 233)

From: Vector-control personnel’s knowledge, perceptions and practices towards insecticides used for indoor residual spraying in Limpopo Province, South Africa

Characteristics No of respondents Percentage (%)
Age in years   
  <36 12 5.2
  36-45 43 18.5
  46-55 85 36.5
  >55 93 39.9
Gender   
  Male 225 96.6
  Female 8 3.4
Highest level of education attained   
  No formal education 3 1.3
  Primary 116 49.8
  Secondary 95 40.8
  Post-matric 18 7.7
  Night school/Abet 1 0.4
Job designation   
  Spray operator 159 68.9
  Environmental health officer 4 1.7
  Foreman 37 15.9
  Team leader 23 9.9
  Case investigator 8 3.3
  Other 2 0.9
Years of experience   
  01 – 10 29 12.4
  11 – 20 79 33.9
  21 – 30 66 28.3
  31 – 39 57 24.4
  Forgotten 2 0.9
Work district   
  Mopani 125 53.6
  Vhembe 108 46.4
Home district   
  Capricorn 5 2.2
  Mopani 121 51.9
  Vhembe 105 45.1
  Other 2 0.9