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Table 2 Summary characteristics of the study households (HH)

From: Applying a gender lens to understand pathways through care for acutely ill young children in Kenyan urban informal settlements

Code Nutritional status About main caregiver About family/household
Age Relation to index child (IC) Education level Job type Family Type No. of income earners Main income earner’s job type No. of people in the family
1 SWK 22 Mother Secondary Casual Extended (single mum living in natal home) 1 Regular 6
2 33 Mother Primary Self employed Nuclear 1 Self employed 7
3 19 Mother Primary Unemployed Nuclear 1 Casual 3
4 29 Mother Primary Unemployed Nuclear 1 Casual 3
5 24 Mother Primary Casual Extended 1 Casual 6
6 22 Aunt Secondary Unemployed Extended (single mum living in natal home) 4 Regular 19
7 22 Mother Primary Unemployed Nuclear 1 Casual 4
8 20 Mother Primary Unemployed Nuclear 1 Casual 3
9 MW 19 Mother Secondary Unemployed Extended (single mum living in natal home) 2 Regular 7
10 25 Mother Diploma Unemployed Single parent 1 Unemployed (mother relies on her siblings) 2
11 19 Mother Primary Unemployed Nuclear 1 Casual 4
12 30 Mother Secondary Unemployed Nuclear 1 Regular 6
13 28 Mother Primary Unemployed Polygamous Extended 1 Casual 8
14 30 Mother Primary Unemployed Nuclear 1 Casual 4
15 19 Aunt Diploma Unemployed Extended 2 Regular 5
16 43 Grandmother Primary Casual Extended (Single mum living in natal home) 1 Casual 3
17 26 Mother Primary Casual Nuclear 2 Casual 8
18 20 Mother Primary Unemployed Extended (Single mum living with maternal aunt) 2 Self employed 5
19 22 Mother Primary Casual Polygamous Nuclear 1 Casual 7
20 NW 27 Mother Primary Unemployed Nuclear 1 Casual 3
21 28 Mother Primary Unemployed Nuclear 1 Regular 4
22 Mother Primary Casual Nuclear 2 Casual 4