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Table 2 Household characteristics of febrile children

From: Prevalence of malaria, typhoid, toxoplasmosis and rubella among febrile children in Cameroon

Variable Group Number of Participants (%)
n = 315
Type of housing Completed Modern House (cement or ground) 161 (51.1)
Unfinished Modern House (cement or ground) 115 (36.5)
Poorly Constructed Houses with blocks 23(7.3)
Poorly Constructed Houses Local material like planks 16 (5.1)
Main source of drinking water Piped water into dwelling (e.g. water tap inside the house) 8 (2.5)
Piped water into yard / plot (e.g. water tap in the yard) 14 (4.4)
Borehole or Well 132 (41.9)
Surface water (river or stream) 54 (17.1)
Public tap 88 (27.9)
Bottled water 19 (6.0)
Household owns an insecticide treated bednet (ITN) Yes 251 (79.7)
No 64 (20.3)
Patient slept under an ITN the night prior to health facility visit Yes 141 (44.8)
No 174 (55.2)
Household has cat(s) Yes 39 (12.4)
No 276 (87.6)
Household has dog (s) Yes 47 (14.9)
No 268 (85.1)