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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of caregivers of under five children

From: The management of the faeces passed by under five children: an exploratory, cross-sectional research in an urban community in Southwest Nigeria

Description of variables Categories Frequency Percent
Age; years (n = 300) ≤29 156 52.0
≥ 30 144 48.0
Gender (n = 300) Male 24 8.0
Female 276 92.0
Marital Status (n = 297) Single 17 5.7
Married 265 88.3
Divorced/separated/widow/er 15 5.0
Type of marriage (n = 292) Polygamous 61 20.3
Monogamous 215 71.7
Single parenthood 16 5.3
Religion (n = 300) Christianity 205 68.3
Islam 84 28.0
Traditional 07 2.3
Others 04 1.3
Ethnicity (n = 296) Yoruba 240 80.0
Igbo 44 14.7
Hausa 08 2.7
Others 04 1.3
No of under five children caring for (n = 300) 1 under 5 child 184 61.3
≥ 2 under 5 children 116 38.7
Relationship to under five child (n =280) Mother 254 84.7
Others 26 8.7
No of household members (n = 293) ≤ 4 151 50.3
≥ 5 142 47.3
Number of bedrooms occupied (286) ≤ 3 261 87.0
≥ 4 25 8.3
Respondents’ highest educational attainment (n = 300) No Formal Education/Primary 71 23.7
Secondary 116 38.7
Tertiary 100 33.3
Others (Quranic/vocational) 13 4.3
Highest education of respondents’ spouse (n = 300) No Formal Education/Primary 61 20.3
Secondary 89 29.7
Tertiary 115 38.3
Others (Quaranic/vocational) 35 11.7
Occupation of respondents (n = 300) Business/Commerce 43 14.3
Civil Service 48 16.0
semi skilled 171 57.0
Others 38 12.7