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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of cases and controls, Kadoma City, 2011

From: Risk factors for contracting watery diarrhoea in Kadoma City, Zimbabwe, 2011: a case control study

Variable   Cases Controls p value
n = 109 (%) n = 109 (%)
Child sex: Female 49(45) 54(49) 0.59
Male 60(55.0) 55(51)
Township of residence: Rimuka 31(28) 31(28) >0.99
Ngezi 78(71) 78(71)
Caregiver mother: Yes 97(89) 98(90) >0.99
No 12(11) 11(10)
Caregiver sex: Female 108(99) 107(98) >0.99
Male 1(1) 2(2)
Religion of caregiver: Apostolic 30(28) 29(27) 0.51
Pentecostal 42(39) 44(40)
Orthodox 31(28) 25(23)
Traditional 6(6) 2(2)
Caregiver level of education: Primary and below 12(11) 16(15) 0.51
Secondary and above 97(89) 93(85)
Occupation of caregiver: Housewife 94(86) 95(87) 0.55
Informal 12(11) 13(12)
Maid 2(2) 0(0)
Median age: (months) 12(Q1 = 9: Q3 = 20) 17(Q1 = 11; Q3 = 35)