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Table 1 Characteristics of participants by coverage area: 10 departments of Guatemala, May 2011

From: From the parents’ perspective: a user-satisfaction survey of immunization services in Guatemala

Characteristic Low-coverage departments (n = 632) no. (%) High-coverage departments (n = 562) no. (%)
Sex   
  Male 68 (10.8) 71 (12.6)
  Female 564 (89.2) 491 (87.4)
Age   
  15-19 52 (8.2) 47 (8.4)
  20-24 151 (23.9) 154 (27.4)
  25-39 334 (52.9) 290 (51.6)
  >39 95 (15.0) 71 (12.6)
Education   
  None 100 (15.8) 87 (15.5)
  Primary or less 287 (45.4) 289 (51.4)
  Secondarya 228 (36.1) 171 (30.4)
  Post-secondary 17 (2.7) 15 (2.7)
Occupation   
  Housewife 531 (84.0) 485 (86.3)
  Day-laborers 13 (2.1) 11 (2.0)
  Professionals 18 (2.8) 20 (3.6)
  Business-related 26 (4.1) 16 (2.8)
  Other 44 (7.0) 30 (5.3)
Marital Status   
  Single 96 (15.2) 74 (13.2)
  Married 316 (50.0) 296 (52.7)
  In relationship 201 (31.8) 179 (31.9)
  Divorced 5 (0.8) 3 (0.5)
  Other 14 (2.2) 10 (1.7)
Monthly income   
  <$128 192 (30.4) 247 (44.0)
  $128-256 228 (36.1) 172 (30.6)
  $256-384 87 (13.8) 67 (11.9)
  >$384 48 (7.5) 12 (2.1)
  No response/I don’t know 77 (12.2) 64 (11.4)
Children aged 0–5 years   
  1 449 (71.0) 421 (74.9)
  2 135 (21.4) 117 (20.8)
  3 38 (6.0) 22 (3.9)
  4 or more 10 (1.6) 2 (0.4)
Age of child (years) b   
  0-1 (n = 247) 128 (14.7) 119 (16.4)
  1 (n = 296) 153 (17.6) 143 (19.7)
  2 (n = 276) 150 (17.3) 126 (17.4)
  3 (n = 275) 167 (19.2) 108 (14.9)
  4 (n = 287) 142 (16.4) 145 (20.0)
  5 (n = 212) 128 (14.8) 84 (11.6)
  Total (n = 1593) 868 (100.0) 725 (100.0)
  1. aThe term “secondary” includes participants with any level of post-primary education.
  2. bWhile the age of each participant’s child was recorded, sex was not.