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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Obstacles to prompt and effective malaria treatment lead to low community-coverage in two rural districts of Tanzania

Characteristics 2004 community survey (N = 137) 2005 shamba survey (N = 57)
  n Percentage n Percentage
Age group     
   under 5 years 80 58.4 29 50.9
   over 12 years 57 41.6 28 49.1
Sex     
   Female 76 55.5 25 43.9
   Male 61 44.5 32 56.1
Residence     
   Ulanga DSS villages 53 38.7 31 54.4
   Kilombero DSS villages 44 32.1 26 45.6
   Ifakara 40 29.2 NA NA
Religion (of caretaker if patient < 12 years)     
   Muslim 51 37.2 21 36.8
   Christian 84 61.3 36 63.2
Years of formal education (of caretaker if patient < 12 years)     
   Mean (years) 5.4 (95% CI 4.83, 5.89) 6.5 (95% CI 6.01, 6.97)
   Median (years) 7 (51.1% of sample) 7 (77.2% of sample)
Household income regular and dependable     
   Yes 68 49.6 33 57.9
   Possibly 18 13.1 3 5.3
   Uncertain 13 9.5 7 12.3
   No 38 27.7 14 24.6