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Table 1 Characteristics of patients for whom treatment was sought*

From: Quality of care for the treatment for uncomplicated malaria in South-East Nigeria: how important is socioeconomic status?

  Poorest 40% Third 20% Fourth 20% Richest 20% All P-value
n (%) [95% CI]* n (%) [95% CI]* n (%) [95% CI]* n (%) [95% CI]* n (%) [95% CI]*
  N = 362 N = 292 N = 423 N = 565 N = 1642  
Area of residence
Enugu (urban) 54 (30.9) [19.2-45.8] 150 (79.4) [70.3-86.3] 346 (93.1) [88.85.8] 512 (96.6) [94.0-98.1] 1062 (87.9) [85.2-90.2] <0.001
Udi (rural) 308 (69.1) [54.2-80.8] 142 (20.6) [13.8-29.7] 77 (7.0) [4.3-11.2] 53 (3.4) [1.9-6.0] 580 (12.1) [9.8-14.8]
Gender a
Male 161 (45.2) [36.3-54.5] 140 (53.4) [40.0-66.5] 228 (55.5) [46.0-64.5] 313 (57.9) [51.1-64.4] 842 (55.5) [51.7-59.3] 0.482
Female 195 (54.8) [45.5-63.7] 147 (46.6) [33.5-60.2] 191 (44.5) [35.5-48.9] 245 (42.1) [35.6-48.9] 778 (44.5) [40.8-48.3]
Age group
>15 yrs 196 (64.0) [54.5-72.5] 176 (71.4) [63.2-78.4] 319 (83.8) [76.7-89.0] 407 (75.8) [69.6-81.1] 1098 (76.7) [72.44-80.5] 0.005
5 to 15 yrs 69 (17.2) [12.4-23.3] 50 (13.8) [8.7-21.1] 46 (8.0) [5.1-12.3] 79 (14.4) [10.6-19.2] 244 (12.5) [10.1-15.5]
<5 yrs 97 (18.8) [12.5-27.4] 66 (14.8) [8.9-23.6] 58 (8.2) [4.7-14.0] 79 (9.8) [6.7-14.0] 300 (10.7) [8.1-14.0]
Education level of patient (or caregiver) b
Primary 195 (52.3) [43.4-61.1] 86 (29.4) [20-8-39.9] 54 (12.1) [8.0-17.8] 45 (7.3) [4.5-11.5] 380 (15.4) [12.4-18.9] <0.001
Secondary 132 (41.5) [32.8-50.9] 140 (41.8) [31.7-52.6] 192 (43.8) [35.0-53.0] 218 (37.2) [29.9-45.1] 682 (40.2) [34.9-45.7]
Tertiary 18 (6.2) [2.4-15.2] 57 (28.8) [21.4-37.5] 171 (44.1) [35.3-53.4] 292 (55.6) [47.2-63.8] 538 (44.5) [38.9-50.1]
  1. *Population averaged percentages which have been adjusted for the survey design.
  2. Notes: (a)missing 22 responses; (b)missing 42 responses.