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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of the cases and controls

From: Measles outbreak in Western Uganda: a case-control study

Characteristic/factor Cases Controls p-value
Total (n,%) 70 (100.0) 100 (100.0)
Age of child (Mean 2.8, SD 1.34) Mean = 3.2, SD 2.65 Mean = 2.6, SD 1.75  
 1 year 12 (17.1) 26 (26.0) 0.14
 2 years 13 (18.6) 26 (26.0)  
 3 years 11 (15.7) 19 (19.0  
 4 years 21 (30.0) 18 (18.0)  
 5 years 13 (18.6) 11 (11.0)  
Sex of child
 Male 30 (42.9) 61 (61.0) 0.02
 Female 40 (57.1) 39 (39.0)  
Vaccine status
 Vaccinated 48 (68.6) 80 (80.0) 0.09
 Unvaccinated 22 (31.4) 20 (20.0)  
Caregiver Education
 Primary School 40 (57.1) 62 (62.0) 0.80
 Secondary School 21 (30.0) 28 (28.0)  
 University 4 (5.7) 6 (6.0)  
 None / Illiterate 5 (7.1) 4 (4.0)  
Type of locality
 Trading Center 13 (18.6) 15 (15.0) 0.54
 Rural 57 (81.4) 85 (85.0)  
Distance moved to facility
  < 1 km 39 (55.7) 49 (49.0)  
  > 1 km but < 3 km 26 (37.1) 41 (41.0) 0.68
  > 3 km but < 5 km 3 (4.3) 8 (8.0)  
  > 5 km 2 (2.9) 2 (2.0)