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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of caregivers

From: Caregivers’ treatment-seeking behaviors and predictors of whether a child received an appropriate antimalarial treatment: a household survey in rural Uganda

Caregiver characteristics Mean SD Caregiver characteristics Number Percent
Age (n = 406) 31 years 10 Currently Working for a Wage (n = 420)   
     No 393 (93.6)
  n (%)  Yes 27 (6.4)
Gender (n = 420) Work Done in Last 12 Months (n = 420)
 Female 361 (86.0)  Yes 347 (82.6)
 Male 59 (14.0)  No 73 (17.4)
Relationship to Head of Household (n = 418) Current Occupation (N = 419)
 Wife 310 (74.2)  Peasant farmer 351 (83.8)
 Household head 72 (17.2)  Housewife 35 (8.4)
 Daughter/son 15 (3.6)  Petty trade/unskilled laborer 16 (3.8)
 Daughter-in-law 10 (2.4)  Professional/shop keeper 7 (1.7)
 Parent 5 (1.2)  Other 10 (2.4)
 Husband 3 (0.7) Tribe (n = 419)
 Sibling 3 (0.7)  Banyole 312 (74.5)
Relationship to Index Child (n = 424)  Bagwere 55 (13.1)
 Mother 335 (79.0)  Bagisu 18 (4.3)
 Father 46 (10.8)  Basoga 16 (3.8)
 Grandparent 31 (7.3)  Jopadhola 9 (2.1)
 Household head 9 (2.1)  Itseso 4 (1.0)
 Aunt 3 (0.7)  Other 5 (1.2)
Part of the Household (n = 423) Religion (n = 424)
 Yes 422 (99.8)  Protestant 211 (49.8)
 No 1 (0.2)  Muslim 139 (32.8)
Highest Level of Education (n = 419)  Catholic 57 (13.4)
 None 73 (17.4)  Born Again Christian 10 (2.4)
 Primary incomplete 228 (54.4)  7th Day Adventist 3 (0.7)
 Primary complete 48 (11.5)  Other 4 (0.9)
 Secondary incomplete 54 (12.9)    
 Secondary complete 7 (1.7)    
 Post-secondary (technical/ University) 9 (2.1)