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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants (N = 369)

From: Knowledge, attitude and behaviour towards the use of insecticide treated mosquito nets among pregnant women and children in rural Southwestern Uganda

Variable Frequency, N Percentage, %
Category of the respondents
 Females 236 64.0
 Males 126 34.1
 Matriarchs 7 1.9
Sex of household head
 Females 134 36.1
 Males 235 63.9
Participants’ age category (Years)
 18–20 27 7.3
 21–30 152 41.2
 31–40 131 35.5
 41–50 36 9.8
Greater than 50 23 6.2
Level of education
No formal education 58 15.7
 Primary 212 57.5
 Post Primary 99 26.8
Source of income
 Farming 223 60.4
Small scale business 53 14.4
 Government or NGO employees 93 25.2
Number of people in a house hold
 1–3 102 27.6
 4–6 194 52.6
 Greater than 6 73 19.8
Number of children under five in a household (N = 363)
1- 2 316 87.1
2- 4 47 12.9