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Table 1 Characteristics of study population

From: Local perceptions of cholera and anticipated vaccine acceptance in Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo

  Rural town (N = 180) Fishing village (N = 180)  
Respondents’ characteristics    
Mean (median) age 39.7(38) 37.2(35) (*)
Married (%) 78.3% 83.9%  
No education (%) 5.0% 7.8%  
University (%) 6.7% 1.7% *
Household composition    
Mean (median) household size 6.1(6) 6.3(6)  
Mean (median) number of children 3.3(3) 3.2(3) *
Monthly household income    
Mean (median) household income in $ 49(15) 47(15)  
Reliable income (%) 29.4% 41.1% *
Main source of income    
Agriculture (%) 50.0 11.1 ***
Fishing (%) 2.2 30.6 ***
Self-employment (%) 16.1 21.7  
Formal employment (%) 9.4 8.3  
Housewife 10.6 25.6 ***
  1. (*) p < 0.1 * p < 0.05 *** p < 0.001.