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Table 1 Socio-economic and demographic characteristics of the respondents from the household survey

From: Do consumers' preferences for improved provision of malaria treatment services differ by their socio-economic status and geographic location? A study in southeast Nigeria

  Urban n = 1260 n(%) Rural n = 1235 n(%) Combined n = 2495 n(%)
Status of respondent in household    
   • Female household head 96(7.6) 154(12.5) 250(10.0)
   • Male household head 211(16.7) 184(14.9) 395(15.8)
   • Wife 764(60.6) 708(50.7) 1472(60.0)
   • Grandmother 44 (3.5) 44(3.6) 70(2.8)
   • Representative 145(11.5) 145(11.7) 306(12.3)
Number of household residents 5.7(2.31) 4.9(2.20) 5.3 (2.3)
Age of respondent: Mean (SD) 40.6(14.06) 41.3(15.4) 41.0(14.8)
Sex (females) 1002 (79.5) 1030 (83.4) 2032 (81.4)
Attended school: n (%) 1130 (89.7) 1009 (81.7) 2139 (85.7)
Years of education: Mean (SD) 10.1 (3.9) 9.9 (3.6) 10.0 (3.7)
Whether married: n % 977 (77.5) 831(67.3) 1735(69.5)
Occupation of household head    
Farmer 42 (3.3) 132(10.7) 174(6.9)
Petty trading 449 (35.7) 412(33.4) 861(34.5)
Govt worker 179 (14.2) 76(6.2) 255(10.2)
Private sector 64 (5.1) 45(3.6) 109(4.3)
Medium/big business 111 (8.8) 76(6.2) 187(7.4)
Self-employed professional 179 (14.2) 117(9.5) 296(11.8)
Unemployed 207 (16.4) 267(21.6) 474(18.9)