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Table 1 General characteristics of the study population

From: A new look at population health through the lenses of cognitive, functional and social disability clustering in eastern DR Congo: a community-based cross-sectional study

Variable Descriptive statistics
Health zone
 Bagira 523 (34.1)
 Katana and Miti-Murhesa 502 (32.7)
 Walungu 509 (33.2)
Gender
 Female 1003 (63.6)
 Male 573 (36.4)
Age 48.3 (18.7)
Socio-economic status
 Least poor 325 (20.3)
 Middle 659 (41.2)
 Poor 615 (38.5)
Occupation of head of household
 Formal worker 155 (10.7)
 Informal worker 189 (13.0)
 Farmer or petty trading 810 (55.8)
 No profession 298 (20.5)
Participant
 Patient 450 (32)
 Informal caregiver 492 (35)
 Neighbor 463 (33)
Tribe
 Shi 1446 (91.1)
 Others 142 (8.9)
Marital status
 Never married 168 (10.8)
 Married 1072 (68.8)
 Divorced/widowed/separated 322 (20.4)
Religion
 Catholic 986 (62.5)
 Protestant 531 (33.6)
 Muslim and others 62 (3.9)
Church membership
 Yes 415 (27.2)
 No 1113 (72.8)
Church attendance frequency
  < = Once a week 792 (52.4)
 2–3 times a week 462 (30.5)
  > = 4 times a week 259 (17.1)
Education (years) 6 (3–10)
Household size 6.5 (5–9)
Preschool aged children in household (n = 1011) 1 (0–2)
School-aged children in household 2 (1–3)
Adults in household 3 (2–4)
Saving organization membership
 Yes 306 (19.3)
 No 1275 (80.7)
Weekly frequency of listening to radio
 Less than once a week 584 (57)
 At least once a week 440 (43)
  1. Data are n (%), mean (SD) and median (IQR)