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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents N = 217

From: Children with paralytic poliomyelitis: a cross-sectional study of knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of parents in Zamfara state, Nigeria

Variables n %
Age (years)   
16-30 118 54.4
31-45 68 31.3
46-60 24 11.1
61-64 7 3.2
Gender   
Male 32 14.7
Female 185 85.3
Marital Status   
Single 2 0.9
Married 202 93.1
Others 13 6.0
Tribe   
Hausa/Fulani 194 89.4
Yoruba 12 5.5
Igbo 8 3.7
Others 3 1.4
Highest Educational Level   
Nil 46 21.2
Primary 96 44.2
Secondary 51 23.5
Tertiary 24 11.1
Employment Status   
Unemployed 76 35.0
Self Employed 86 39.6
Paid Employment 55 25.3
Household Income   
Low 105 48.4
Middle 94 43.3
Moderate/High 18 8.3
Family Setting   
Monogamous 64 29.5
Polygamous 153 70.5
  1. KEY: n = frequency, % = percentage, N= Total n0 of participants.