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Table 2 Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the study population

From: Factors associated with non-adherence to Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) to malaria in a rural population from holoendemic region of western Kenya

Study participants n = 388
Used ACT 297 (76.5 %)
Did not use ACT 91(23.5 %)
Demographic Characteristics Number (%) Socio-economic Characteristics Number (%)
Age <13 years 162 (41.8 %) Education level None 40 (10.3 %)
  ≥13 years 226 (58.2 %)   Primary 188 (48.5 %)
Gender Male 186 (47.9 %)   Still in school 7 (1.8 %)
  Female 202 (52.1 %)   Secondary 116 (29.9 %)
Marital status Married 105 (27.1 %)   Post-Secondary 37 (9.5 %)
  Widowed 30 (7.7 %) Ability to read Able to read 265 (68.3 %)
  Separated 5 (0.9 %)   Unable to read 123 (31.7 %)
  Single 79 (20.4 %) HHSI Salaried employment 47 (11.9 %)
  Underage 169 (43.9 %)   Self-employed 67 (17.3 %)
HH head Wife 119 (30.7 %)   Petty business 80 (20.6)
  Husband 269 (69.3 %)   Casual work 44 (11.3 %)
HH size 1-2 33 (8.5 %)   Farming 151 (38.9 %)
  3-5 200 (52.5 %) HHMI <KShs.4,500 204 (52.6 %)
  ≥6 155 (40.0 %)   KShs.4,500-9,000 133 (34.3 %)
     Over KShs. 9,000 55 (13.1 %)
  1. Legend: ACT- Artemisinin-based combined therapies, HHSI- Household source of income, HHMI- Household monthly income. From these results, majority of the respondents were ≥13 years (58.2 %), female (52.1 %) and most HH had 3–5 occupants. The respondents with primary education were 48.5 %, majority were able to read (68.3 %) written prescription, farming is the main HHSI and most HH have a monthly income of < KShs. 4,500 (52.6 %). KShs. 80 ~ 1$.
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