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Table 1 Socio-economic and demographic characteristics of respondents and their households

From: Are there geographic and socio-economic differences in incidence, burden and prevention of malaria? A study in southeast Nigeria

  Rural
N = 863
Urban
N = 794
Information on respondent   
No of household residents: Mean (SD) 4.9 (2.3) 5.4 (2.2)
Sex: Females n % 739 (85.6) 669 (84.3)
Mean Age of respondent (SD) 39.5 (15.4) 39.8 (14.0)
Attended school: n % 732 (84.8) 706 (88.9)
Years of education: Mean (SD) 8.6 (4.7) 9.3 (5.5)
*Status in households n %   
**Female head of household 95 (11.0) 56 (7.1)
Male head of household 101(11.7) 87 (10.9)
***Wife 521 (60.4) 527 (66.4)
Grandmother 21 (2.4) 33 (4.2)
Representative 125 (14.5) 91 (11.5)
Occupation of household head n %   
Farmer 73 (8.5) 14 (1.8)
Petty trading 285 (33.0) 260 (32.8)
Government worker 51 (5.9) 131 (16.5)
Employed in private sector 41 (4.8) 48 (6.0)
Medium/big business 48 (5.6) 57 (7.2)
Self-employed professional 99 (11.5) 104 (13.0)
Unemployed 222 (25.4) 157 (19.8)
Others 44 (5.1) 23 (2.9)
Household Items Owned n %   
Radio 793 (91.9) 728 (91.7)
Fridge 489 (56.7) 559 (70.4)
TV 678 (78.6) 690 (86.9)
Bicycle 31 (3.6) 76 (9.6)
Motorcycle 60 (7.0) 77 (9.7)
Motorcar 135 (15.6) 200 (25.2)
  1. *Status in household refers to the position held in that household.
  2. **One who is the breadwinner of the family whose huband is late, away or one who is divorced.
  3. ***Woman catered for by her husband.