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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of Participants (n=81) and Households (n=25)

From: Treatment actions and treatment failure: case studies in the response to severe childhood febrile illness in Mali

Participant characteristics (n=81) n Average Age (Range)
Age (years)   
Mothers 25 (30.9%) 30.7 (19–40)
Other participants 56 (69.1%) 47.4 (24–70)
Child -- 2.3 (0.5– 5)
Participants per household -- 3.2 (1 – 7)
Household characteristics (n=25) n Percent
Primary source of household income   
 Farming 21 84%
 Teacher 2 8%
 Market vendor 1 4%
 Motorcycle repair 1 4%
Family structure   
 Monogamous 14 56%
 Polygamous 11 44%
Health centre in household’s village 13 52%