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Table 1 Socio-economic and demographic characteristics of the respondents (n = 1594)

From: Socio-economic differences and health seeking behaviour for the diagnosis and treatment of malaria: a case study of four local government areas operating the Bamako initiative programme in south-east Nigeria

Variables n (%)
Status: 1 = head 788 (49.4)
0 = representative 806 (50.6)
No of household residents: Mean (S.D) 5.1 (3.5)
Age (years): Mean (S.D.) 46.94 (14.42)
Sex: 1 = male 760 (47.7)
0 = female 834 (52.3)
Years of Formal education: Mean (S.D.) 6.0 (5.9)
Marital status: 1 = married 1464 (91.8)
0 = never married 130 (8.2))
Households previous week's food cost: Mean (S.D.) 2851.02 (3009.20)
Household with a radio: 1 = yes 1419 (89.0)
0 = no 175 (11.0)
Household with a fridge: 1 = yes 428 (26.6)
0 = no 1171 (73.4)
Household with a TV: 1 = yes 492 (30.8)
0 = no 1102 (69.2)
Household with a bicycle: 1 = yes 747 (46.9)
0 = no 847 (53.1)
Household with a motorcycle:1 = yes 563 (35.3)
0 = no 1031 (64.7)
Household with a motor car: 1 = yes 147 (9.2)
0 = no 1447 (90.8)
1st Quartile (Poorest) 397 (24.9)
2nd Quartile (Very poor) 397 (24.9)
3rd Quartile (Poor) 400 (25.1)
4th Quartile (Least poor) 400 (25.1)
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