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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of female members and male heads of households in Kaloleni sub-county, Kenya

From: Breast Cancer knowledge, perceptions and practices in a rural Community in Coastal Kenya

  Females (n = 442) Males (n = 237)
Median age (IQR) years 22 (19–25) 31 (23–43)
Characteristic n(%)a n(%)a
Marital status
 Married 307(70.7) 173(73.6)
 Single 70(16.1) 49(20.9)
 Widowed 40(9.1) 8(3.4)
 Divorced 17(3.9) 5(2.1)
Highest level education
 None 212(48.5) 48(20.3)
 Primary 182(41.6) 133(56.4)
 Secondary 30(6.9) 44(18.6)
 Tertiary 8(1.8) 9(3.8)
 Adult education 5(1.1) 2(0.8)
Religion
 Protestant 185(42.1) 63(26.8)
 Muslim 70(15.9) 67(28.5)
 Catholic 34(7.7) 48(20.4)
 Traditional 56(12.8) 16(6.8)
 Other/Noneb 94(21.4) 41(17.4)
Occupation
 Farmer 136(31.1) 90(38.1)
 Trader 47(10.7) 36(15.3)
 Crafts 1(0.2) 25(10.6)
 Technical 3(0.7) 9(3.8)
 Clerk/management/administration 8(1.8) 3(1.3)
 Housewife 77(17.6) NA
 Otherc 64(14.6) 43(18.2)
 None 102(23.3) 30(12.7)
  1. IQR Inter-quartile range; NA Not applicable
  2. a total numbers may not add up to 442 (females) or 237 (males) because some respondents did not respond to specific questions
  3. bFemales, Other (n = 1), None (n = 93); Males, Other (n-1), None (n = 40)
  4. cseveral (> 50 work categories mentioned)