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Table 2 Characteristics of 149 village health volunteers in the Sepon district

From: Village health volunteers’ social capital related to their performance in Lao People’s Democratic Republic: a cross-sectional study

Characteristics VHVs (n = 149) %
Sex   
  Male 133 89.3
  Female 16 10.7
Age   
  <30 47 31.5
  30 ~ 44 59 30.6
  >44 43 28.9
Main job
  Famer 143 96.0
  Merchant 3 2.0
  Other 3 2.0
Education attainment
  No formal education 5 3.4
  Primary (1-5 years) 114 76.5
  Secondary or above 30 20.1
Possession of vehicles*
  Nothing 35 23.5
  Motorbike 108 72.5
  Car or tractor 48 32.2
Distance between village and health center (Km)
  <5 55 36.9
  5 ~ 9 49 32.9
  >9 45 30.2
Work experience as VHV (years)   
  <5 38 25.5
  5 ~ 9 60 40.3
  >9 51 34.2
Number of training sessions attended
  <2 37 24.8
  2 or 3 66 44.3
  >3 46 30.9
  1. *Multiple responses.