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Table 2 SES and urban-rural differences in the incidence of malaria among adults and children

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

  Respondents had malaria in past month n (%) Other adults had malaria (%) Whether a child had malaria n (%)
Urban-rural differences
Rural n = 863 332 (38.5) 79 (9.2) 124 (14.4)
Urban n = 794 278 (35.0) 114 (14.4) 144 (18.1)
Equity ratio (R:U) 1.1 0.6 0.8
X2 (p-value) 2.02 (.16) 14.7 (.005) 10.76 (.029)
SES differences
SES quartiles    
Q1 n = 408 most poor 144 (35.3) 37 (9.1) 59 (14.5)
Q2 n = 407 very poor 142 (34.9) 43 (10.6) 58 (14.3)
Q3 n = 407 poor 155 (38.0) 49 (12.0) 67 (16.5)
Q4 n = 407 least poor 155 (38.0) 61 (15.0) 79 (19.4)
Equity ratio (Q1:Q4) 0.9 0.6 0.7
X2 (p-value) 1.51 (.68) 14.93 (.002) 13.1 (.01)