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Table 1 Socio-demographic Characteristics of Mothers and Children in Rural Nigeria

From: Determinants of vaccination coverage in rural Nigeria

Variable N %
Age group (years)   
< 20 15 4.4
20–29 197 58.1
30–39 108 31.9
40–49 13 3.8
≥ 50 1 0.3
Unstated 5 1.5
  339 100
Marital Status   
Single 15 4.4
Married 321 94.7
Divorced/separated 3 0.9
  339 100
Religion   
Christianity 314 92.6
Islam 22 6.5
African Traditional 3 0.9
  339 100
Level of Education   
None 14 4.1
Primary 93 27.4
Secondary 214 63.1
University/polytechnic 18 5.3
  339 100
Occupation   
Housewife/unemployed 69 20.4
Trader 165 48.7
Artisan 73 21.5
Skilled workers 11 3.2
Professionals 8 2.4
Others 13 3.8
  339 100
No of children   
1 78 23.0
2–4 195 57.5
≥ 5 66 19.5
  339 100
Mean age ± SD (months)of children 17.5 ± 3.5  
Gender of children   
Females 185 54.6
Males 154 45.4