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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of households included in the survey.

From: Health care seeking behavior for diarrhea in children under 5 in rural Niger: results of a cross-sectional survey

   Aguie Guidan Roumdji Maradi CU Madarounfa Total
Total population      
Number of households/respondents 735 735 735 735 2940
Number of children under 5 yo 1550 2011 1736 1644 6941
Number (%) of households with      
  1 to 2 children < 5 yo 535 (72.8) 463 (63.0) 492 (66.9) 518 (70.5) 2008 (68.3)
  3 to 5 children < 5 yo 192 (26.1) 211 (28.7) 209 (28.5) 200 (27.3) 812 (27.7)
  more than 5 children < 5 yo 8 (1.1) 61 (8.3) 34 (4.6) 17 (2.3) 120 (4.1)
Number (%) of respondents with      
  0 years of education 680 (92.5) 669 (91.0) 534 (72.7) 665 (90.5) 2548 (86.7)
  1 to 6 years of education 35 (4.8) 38 (5.2) 72 (9.8) 39 (5.3) 184 (6.3)
  more than 6 years of education 20 (2.7) 28 (3.8) 129 (17.6) 31 (4/2) 208 (7.1)
Selected population      
Selected children 735 735 735 735 2940
Sex ratio M/F 0.96 0.94 1.03 1.15 1.01
Age       
  median (month) (IQR) 23 (12-35) 23 (13-35) 23 (12-36) 25 (14-38) 24 (13-36)
  < 1 year (%) 214 (29.1) 175 (23.9) 184 (25.2) 153 (20.9) 726 (24.8)
  1 - 2 years (%) 202 (27.5) 212 (29.0) 203 (27.8) 201 (27.5) 818 (28.0)
  2 - 3 years (%) 163 (22.2) 185 (25.3) 169 (23.2) 186 (25.4) 703 (24.0)
  3 - 4 years (%) 106 (14.4) 110 (15.1) 104 (14.2) 117 (16.0) 437 (14.9)
  4 - 5 years (%) 49 (6.7) 49 (6.7) 70 (9.6) 75 (10.2) 243 (8.3)
  1. Maradi Region, Niger, May 2009