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Table 1 Social demographic characteristics of respondents in four districts

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices related to Taenia solium cysticercosis and taeniasis in Tanzania

  Mbulu Mpwapwa Rungwe Mbinga Total
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
121 122 119 121 483
Sex Male 56 (46) 63 (52) 74 (61) 59 (50) 252 (52)
Female 65 (54) 59 (48) 47 (39) 60 (50) 231 (48)
Age Groups 18–25 24 (20) 11 (9) 8 (7) 10 (8) 53 (11)
26–35 17 (14) 36 (30) 17 (14) 20 (17) 90 (19)
36–50 46 (38) 49 (40) 43 (36) 44 (37) 182 (38)
 > 50 34 (28) 26 (21) 53 (44) 45 (38) 158 (33)
Period of Residence Below 1 2 (2) 0 (0) 1 (1) 0 (0) 3 (1)
1–5 12 (10) 5 (4) 5 (4) 13 (11) 35 (7)
6–10 6 (5) 4 (3) 2 (2) 9 (8) 21 (4)
Above 10 40 (33) 31 (25) 37 (31) 37 (31) 145 (30)
All my life 61 (50) 82 (67) 76 (63) 60 (50) 279 (58)
Respondent Education None 25 (21) 13 (11) 3 (3) 6 (5) 47 (10)
Primary 86 (71) 101 (83) 102 (84) 95 (80) 384 (80)
Secondary 6 (5) 7 (6) 14 (12) 14 (12) 41 (9)
College 4 (3) 1 (1) 2 (2) 4 (3) 11 (2)
Main Occupation Livestock keeping 117 (97) 100 (82) 108 (89) 99 (83) 424 (88)
Pig farmers 100/117 (85) 92/100 (92) 75/108 (69) 88/99 (89) 367/424 (87)
Fishing 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Business 4 (3) 24 (20) 9 (7) 19 (16) 56 (12)
Other 4 (3) 9 (7) 5 (4) 7 (6) 25 (5)
Household Size One 3 (3) 0 (0) 2 (2) 4 (3) 9 (2)
2–3 10 (8) 8 (7) 12 (10) 16 (13) 46 (10)
4–5 25 (21) 38 (31) 43 (36) 45 (38) 151 (31)
6–7 26 (22) 46 (38) 38 (31) 41 (35) 151 (31)
 > 7 57 (47) 30 (25) 26 (22) 13 (11) 126 (26)
Major Problems in the village Roads 23 (19) 23 (19) 68 (56) 26 (22) 140 (29)
Water 37 (31) 73 (60) 20 (17) 65 (55) 195 (40)
Electricity 55 (46) 31 (25) 53 (44) 40 (34) 179 (37)
Dispensaries/Health centres 6 (5) 10 (8) 8 (7) 18 (15) 42 (9)
Education 1 (1) 3 (3) 0 (0) 1 (1) 5 (1)
Animal diseases 1 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0)
Leadership 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (1) 0 (0) 1 (0)
No problems 7 (6) 1 (1) 0 (0) 1 (1) 9 (2)