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Table 4 Characteristics of those who reported experiencing problems at health facility

From: Who is to blame? Perspectives of caregivers on barriers to accessing healthcare for the under-fives in Butere District, Western Kenya

Variable Number (%) Chi Square Value p-value
Caregiver characteristics
Age (n = 385)    
   20 years & below 42 (64.6%) 0.425 0.515
   21 years & above 220 (68.8%)   
Parity (n = 350)    
   1 - 2 children 112 (70.4%) 0.140 0.708
   3 children & above 131 (68.6%)   
Marital Status (n = 396)    
   All Other Marital Statuses 51 (76.1%) 2.6 0.105
   Monogamy 217 (66.0%)   
Income (n = 382)    
   Below Ksh.5000 168 (63.2%) 10.805 0.001
   Ksh.5000 & above 93 (80.2%)   
Education (n = 395)    
   Primary & Below 223 (65.8%) 4.680 0.031
   Secondary & Above 45 (80.4%)   
Occupation (n = 393)    
   Unemployed Employed/Trader 94 (69.6%)
105 (64.4%)
  
   Farmer 68 (71.6%) 1.683 0.431
Characteristics of the child
Age (n = 395)    
   6 months & below 75 (67.0%) 0.056 0.813
   Above 6 months 193 (68.2%)   
Gender (n = 391)    
   Male 121 (66.5%) 0.042 0.837
   Female 141 (67.5%)   
Complaint (n = 388)    
   None 97 (73.5%) 2.803 0.246
   Non-Malaria/Febrile Illness1 92 (67.2%)   
   Malaria/Febrile Illness 76 (63.9%)   
  1. 1Non-Malaria/Febrile Illnesses: respiratory tract infections/cough, diarrhoea, and skin diseases