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Table 1 Summary of the socio-demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Prevalence and risk factors associated with cryptosporidiosis among children within the ages 0–5 years attending the Limbe regional hospital, southwest region, Cameroon

CHARACTERISTIC FREQUENCY (n = 112) PERCENTAGE (%)
Age of child (months) Mean ± SD (23.1 ± 17.4) Range (2–60)
0–30 78 69.6
31–60 34 30.4
Gender
 Male 46 41.1
 Female 66 58.9
Level of education of parents
 Primary 49 43.8
 Secondary 43 38.4
 University 20 17.9
Occupation of parents
 Farmer 18 16.1
 Teacher 10 8.9
 Business 50 44.6
 House wife 18 16.1
 Others 16 14.3
Monthly income of parents
 20.000F – 50.000F 43 38.4
 51.000F – 100.000F 60 53.6
 101.000F – 150.000F 8 7.1
  > 150.000F 1 0.9
Housing type
 Block house 66 58.9
 Plank house 46 41.1
  1. SD = Standard Deviation