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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the caregivers (N = 811)

From: Factors associated with appropriate home management of uncomplicated malaria in children in Kassena-Nankana district of Ghana and implications for community case management of childhood illness: a cross-sectional study

Variable n (%) (95% CI)
Age group (years)  
 15-24 208 (25.7) (22.7-28.8)
 25-34 383 (47.2) (43.7-50.7)
 ≥35 220 (27.1) (24.1-30.3)
Mean age (SD) (95% CI of mean) 29.9 (7.3) (29.4-30.4)
Educational level  
 No formal education 442 (54.5) (51.0-58.0)
 Primary 207 (25.5) (22.6-28.7)
 Secondary School 110 (13.6) (11.3-16.1)
 Tertiary 52 (6.4) (4.8-8.3)
Religion  
 Traditional 202 (24.9) (22.0-28.0)
 Christianity 547 (67.4) (64.1-70.7)
 Moslem 50 (6.2) (4.6-8.1)
 Others 12 (1.5) (0.8-2.6)
Occupation  
 None 144 (17.8) (15.2-20.6)
 Farmer 409 (50.4) (47.0-53.9)
 Trader/Civil servant 258 (31.8) (28.6-35.1)
Relationship to child  
 Biological mother 796 (98.1) (97.0-99.0)
 Care taker 8 (1.0) (0.4-1.9)
 Grand mother 7 (0.9) (0.3-1.8)
Marital status  
 Married 745 (91.9) (89.8-93.7)
 Other* 66 (8.1) (6.4-10.2)
Socio-economic status  
 Lowest 166 (20.5) (17.7-23.4)
 Middle low 164 (20.2) (17.5-23.2)
 Middle 159 (19.6) (16.9-22.5)
 Middle high 176 (21.7) (18.9-24.7)
 Highest 147 (18.0) (15.5-21.0)
  1. *Other – single, divorced, separated and widowed.