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Table 3 Demographic characteristics of households

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

Household characteristics Number Percent
Caregiver’s Perspective of Distance to Nearest Public Health Facility (n = 420)
  < ½ Mile 14 (3.3)
 ½ to < 1 Mile 22 (5.2)
 1-5 Miles 308 (73.3)
  > 5 Miles 68 (16.2)
 Don’t know 8 (1.9)
No. Rooms in this Household (n = 419)
 0 6 (1.4)
 1 225 (53.7)
 2 107 (25.5)
 3+ 81 (19.3)
No. People Usually Sleep in this Household (n = 419)
 2-4 146 (34.8)
 5-7 202 (48.2)
 8+ 71 (16.9)
House Structure (n = 421)
 Semi-permanent (Mud) 227 (53.9)
 Permanent (Brick) 193 (45.8)
 Uniport (Tin House) 1 (0.2)
Type of Dwelling (n = 415)
 Independent 316 (76.1)
 Shared 85 (20.5)
 Muzigo 11 (2.7)
 Other 3 (0.7)
Type of Toilet Facilities (n = 419)
 Traditional Pit/ Latrine 389 (92.8)
 Other 23 (5.5)
 Bush/filed/forest 7 (1.7)
Type of Fuel Used (n = 420)
 Firewood 408 (97.1)
 Charcoal 11 (2.6)
 Electricity 1 (0.2)
Transportation Owned (n = 420, Multiple Responses)
 Bicycle 258 (61.4)
 None 155 (36.9)
 Motorcycle 21 (5.0)
 Motor vehicle/Canoe/Boat 8 (1.0)
Communication Owned (n = 419, Multiple Responses)
 Radio 265 (63.2)
 Mobile phone 200 (47.7)
 None 104 (24.8)
 Television (TV) 11 (2.6)
Main Source of Information (n = 424, Multiple Responses)
 Word of mouth 312 (73.6)
 Radio 312 (73.6)
 Mobile phone 53 (12.5)
 None 13 (3.1)
 Other (TV, print media/mail/posters) 12 (2.8)