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Table 2 Association of age group, educational level, employment status and household income with knowledge of paralytic poliomyelitis

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

Variables Knowledge of paralytic poliomyelitis
  Good n (%) Fair n (%) Poor n (%) Total n (%) χ2 P
Age group (years)
16-30 81 (68.8) 30 (24.4) 7 (5.9) 118 (54.4) 15.60 0.016*
31-45 45 (66.2) 15 (22.1) 8 (11.8) 68 (35.0)   
46-60 12 (50.0) 4 (16.7) 8 (33.3) 24 (10.1)   
61-64 4 (57.1) 2 (28.6) 1 (14.3) 7 (0.5)   
Total 142 (65.4) 51 (23.5) 24 (11.1) 217 (100)   
Highest educational level
Nil 32 (69.6) 6 (13.0) 8 (17.4) 46 (21.2) 6.09 0.192
Primary 65 (67.7) 23 (24.0) 8 (8.3) 96 (44.2)   
Secondary 31 (60.8) 14 (27.5) 6 (11.8) 51 (23.5)   
Tertiary 14 (58.3) 8 (33.3) 2 (8.3) 24 (11.1)   
Total 142 (65.4) 51 (23.5) 24 (11.1) 217 (100)   
Employment status
Unemployed 53 (69.7) 19 (25.0) 4 (5.3) 76 (35.0) 18.75 0.010*
Self Employed 47 (54.7) 22 (25.6) 17 (19.8) 86 (39.6)   
Paid Employment 42 (76.4.) 10 (18.2) 3 (5.5) 55 (25.3)   
Total 142 (65.4) 51 (23.5) 24 (11.1) 217 (100)   
Household income
Low 64 (61.0) 26 (24.9) 15 (14.3) 105 (48.4) 4.56 0.336
Middle 63 (67.0) 23 (24.5) 8 (8.5) 94 (43.3)   
Moderate/High 15 (92.9) 2 (11.1) 1 (5.6) 18 (8.3)   
Total 142 (65.4) 51 (23.5) 24 (11.1) 217 (100)   
  1. KEY: *= significant P value n = frequency, % = percentage, N= Total number of participants.