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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the target population

From: A study to evaluate the acceptability, feasibility and impact of packaged interventions (“Diarrhea Pack”) for prevention and treatment of childhood diarrhea in rural Pakistan

Characteristics Intervention (n = 13871) Control (12092)
Socioeconomic Characteristics   
Total Population (n) 97062 72952
Children under five years (n) 14418 16204
Average Monthly Income (PKR) 11406.0 8682.6
Electricity as a source of energy (%) 98.1 96.2
Mothers who have never been to school (%) 37.8 44.8
Practice water treatment (%) 4.4 2.3
Possesses flush system toilet (%) 42.9 37.4
Government health facilities 8 7
Private health facilities 48 53
LHW coverage % 66 70
Diarrheal Illness in last 2 weeks   
Child having diarrhea in last 2 wks (%) 11.9 11.2
ORS utilization for child with diarrhea (%) 54.22 60
Zinc utilization for child with diarrhea (%) 0.2 0.17