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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants, Shewa Robit Town, northeastern Ethiopia, 2011

From: Community knowledge, attitude and practice about malaria in a low endemic setting of Shewa Robit Town, northeastern Ethiopia

Variables Category Number of interviewees (%) Number of examined for malaria (%)
Sex Male 110(38.7) 172(40.5)
  Female 174(61.3) 253(59.5)
Age <5 NA 42(9.9)
  5-17 NA 99(23.3)
  18-24 109(38.4) 109(25.6)
  25-44 109(38.4) 109(25.6)
  ≥45 66(23.2) 66(15.5)
Marital Status Single 83(29.2) NA
  Married 172(60.6) NA
  Divorced 21(7.4) NA
  Widowed 8(2.8) NA
Education Illiterate 142(50.0) NA
  Elementary and Junior 87(30.6) NA
  Secondary and above 55(19.4) NA
Occupation Farmer 103(36.3) NA
  Merchant 52(18.3) NA
  Government employee 34(12.0) NA
  Others 95(33.4) NA
Ethnic group Amhara 253(89.1) 375(88.2)
  Argoba 29(10.2) 48(11.3)
  Others 2(0.7) 2(0.5)
  1. Note: NA = Not applicable.