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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondents in urban and rural areas, Cotonou and Lobogo, 2016

From: Between traditional remedies and pharmaceutical drugs: prevention and treatment of “Palu” in households in Benin, West Africa

  Study areas
Cotonou Lobogo
Variables n % n %
Age group (years)
  < 25 62 11.57 103 17.25
  [25–35] 158 29.48 197 33.00
  [35–45] 136 25.37 143 23.95
  [45–55] 85 15.86 73 12.23
  [55–65] 56 10.45 29 4.86
  > 65 39 7.28 52 8.71
Sex
 Male 165 30.78 127 21.27
 Female 371 69.22 470 78.73
School level
 None 122 22.76 360 60.30
 Primary 151 28.17 109 18.26
 Secondary 190 35.45 117 19.60
 University 73 13.62 11 1.84
Maternal tongue
 Fon and related 227 42.35 12 2.01
 Goun and related 79 14.74 3 0.50
 Mina/Adja and related 125 23.32 578 96.82
 North-East and related 13 2.43   0.00
 North-West and related 17 3.17 0 0.00
 Yoruba 62 11.57 2 0.34
 Other 13 2.43 2 0.34
Place of birth
 Cotonou 245 45.71 7 1.17
 Other 291 54.29 590 98.83
Religion
 Catholic 276 51.49 118 19.77
 Other Christians 152 28.36 275 46.06
 Muslim 82 15.3 2 0.34
 Other 26 4.85 202 33.84
Type of household
 Monoparental 401 62.85 116 19.43
 Biparental 237 37.15 481 80.57
Profession
 Agent/employee 135 25.19 26 4.36
 Retirement 45 8.4 1 0.17
 Trader/retailer 216 40.3 199 33.33
 Hand worker 108 20.15 162 27.14
 Daily workers 32 5.97 10 1.68
 Farmers 0 0.00 199 33.33
Nationality
 Beninese 492 91.79 590 98.83
 Other 44 8.21 7 1.17