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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the children in Kilosa District by village

From: Malaria, anaemia and nutritional status among schoolchildren in relation to ecosystems, livelihoods and health systems in Kilosa District in central Tanzania

Variable Malui Mbwade Tindiga Twatwatwa Total
Sex Female 155 (60.1) 125 (52.3) 137 (54) 139 (4.2) 556 (54.6)
Male 103 (39.9) 114 (47.7) 116 (46) 130 (45.8) 463 (45.4)
Mean age in years (±SD)   9.8 (2.5) 9.9 (2.6) 8.3 (1.8) 9.6 (1.9) 9.4
Age groups (in years) 4-7 48 (18.6) 55 (23.01) 95 (37.5) 38 (14.13) 236 (23.2)
8-12 164 (63.6) 146 (61.1) 152 (60.1) 216 (80.3) 678 (66.5)
13-16 46 (17.8) 38 (15.9) 6 (2.4) 15 (5.6) 105 (10.3)
  Total 258 239 253 269 1019