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Table 2 Selected indigents’ characteristics compared with those of the non-selected poor

From: A community-based approach to indigent selection is difficult to organize in a formal neighbourhood in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: a mixed methods exploratory study

  Kilwin (loti) Polesgo (non loti)
  Selected indigents (n = 57) Non-selected poor (n = 1423) p-value Selected indigents (n = 8) Non-selected poor (n = 1390) p-value
Individual characteristics       
Mean age 58.2 (55.0–61.4) 36.1 (35.4–36.8) 0 48.9 (30.8–66.9) 36.5 (35.8–37.2) 0.01
% of people aged 60 years and older 40.4 (27.6–53.1) 7.4 (6.1–8.8) 0 12.5 (0.0–40.2) 7.3 (5.9–8.6) 0.57
% of females 49.1 (36.1–62.1) 51.4 (48.8–54.0) 0.73 62.5 (22.0–100) 48.6 (46.0–51.3) 0.43
% people without education 82.1 (72.1–92.2) 50.0 (50.4–55.6) 0 100 64.8 (62.3–67.3) 0.07
% of people without activity 53.6 (40.0–66.6) 38.3 (35.8–40.9) 0.02 83.3 (52.2–100) 33.5 (31.0–36.0) 0.01
% of people engaged in the informal sector 39.3 (26.5–52.1) 40.3 (37.7–42.8) 0.88 16.7 (0.0–47.9) 43.9 (41.3–46.5) 0.18
% of people employed in the private sector 7.1 (0.4–13.9) 15.1 (13.2–17.0) 0.1 0 20.0 (17.9–22.1) 0.22
Household characteristics       
% of households with a bicycle 40.3 (27.0–53.1) 83.2 (81.2–85.1) 0 100 91.6 (90.2–93.1) 0.39
% of households with a motorbike 50.9 (37.9–63.8) 0 0 0 0  
% of households with a television set 21.0 (10.5–31.6) 0 0 0 0  
% of households with a refrigerator 1.8 (1.6–5.2) 0 0 0 0  
% of households with a phone (mobile) 91.2 (83.9–98.6) 91.6 (90.2–93.1) 0.91 62.5 (22.0–100) 87.6 (85.8–89.3) 0.03
% of households with mud-brick houses 35.1 (22.7–47.5) 30.8 (28.4–33.2) 0.49 100 97.9 (97.2–98.7) 0.68
% of households headed by women 29.8 (17.9–41.7) 24.2 (22.0–26.5) 0.34 37.5 (0.0–78.0) 16.3 (14.4–18.3) 0.11