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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants by district

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices on Rift Valley fever among agro pastoral communities in Kongwa and Kilombero districts, Tanzania

Variable Kongwa Kilombero Total
(n = 238) (n = 225) (n = 463)
No (%) No (%) No (%)
Sex
Male 114 (47.9) 111 (49.3) 225 (48.6)
Female 124 (52.1) 114 (50.7) 238 (51.4)
Age group (years)
18-29 58 (24.4) 59 (26.2) 117 (25.3)
30-39 76 (31.9) 72 (32.0) 148 (32.0)
40-49 44 (18.5) 47 (20.9) 91 (19.7)
50-59 26 (10.9) 21 (9.3) 47 (10.2)
60+ 34 (14.3) 26 (11.6) 60 (13.0)
Education level
None 94 (39.5) 56 (24.9) 150 (32.4)
Primary 131 (55.0) 155 (68.9) 286 (61.8)
Secondary+ 13 (5.5) 14 (6.2) 27 (5.8)
Marital status
Single 20 (8.4) 23 (10.2) 43 (9.3)
Married 191 (80.3) 175 (77.7) 366 (79.1)
Widow/divorced 27 (11.3) 27 (12.0) 54 (11.7)
Occupation
Peasants 198 (83.2) 206 (91.6) 404 (87.3)
Petty traders 11 (4.6) 5 (2.2) 16 (3.5)
Civil servants 6 (2.5) 10 (4.4) 16 (3.4)
Pastoralist 23 (5.8) 4 (1.8) 27 (5.8)
Religion
Christian 226 (90.5) 193 (85.8) 419 (90.5)
Islam 9 (3.8) 28 (12.4) 37 (8.0)
Pagan 3 (1.2) 4 (1.8) 7 (1.5)