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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants, N = 433

From: Perception and attitudinal factors contributing to periodic deworming of preschool children in an urban slum, Nigeria

Baseline socio-demographic characteristics Total (%) Periodic deworming of Index child P-value
Yes
(n = 182)
No
(n = 251)
Mothers’ age
 – < 20 years 7 (1.6%) 3 (1.6%) 4 (1.6%) 0.123
 – 20–24 years 51 (11.8%) 26 (14.3%) 25 (10.0%)  
 – 25–29 years 150 (34.6%) 52 (28.6%) 98 (39.0%)  
 – ≥ 30 years 225 (52.0%) 101 (55.5%) 124 (49.4%)  
Marital status
 – Single 6 (1.4%) 1 (0.5%) 5 (2.0%) 0.210
 – Married 411 (94.9%) 175 (96.2%) 236 (94.0%)  
 – Widow/Divorced/Separated 16 (3.7%) 6 (3.3%) 10 (4.0%)  
Mothers’ highest educational qualification
 – No formal education 4 (0.9%) 1 (0.5%) 3 (1.2%) 0.718
 – Primary 30 (6.9%) 11 (6.0%) 19 (7.6%)  
 – Secondary 165 (38.1%) 67 (36.8% 98 (39.0%)  
 – Post-secondary/Tertiary 234 (54.1%) 103 (56.7%) 131 (52.2%)  
Mothers’ main occupation
 – Stay-at-home Mom 83 (19.2%) 27 (14.8%) 56 (23.3%) 0.211
 – Artisan/Lows skilled jobs 33 (7.6%) 13 (7.1%) 20 (8.0%)  
 – Business/Trader 142 (32.8%) 61 (33.5%) 81 (32.3%)  
 – Professionals/Civil servant 175 (40.4%) 81 (44.5%) 94 (37.5%)  
Religion
 – Christian 407 (94.0%) 174 (95.6%) 233 (92.8%) 0.262
 – Muslim 15 (3.5%) 6 (3.3%) 9 (3.6%)  
 – Traditionalist 11 (2.5%) 2 (1.1%) 9 (3.6%)  
Fathers’ main occupation
 – Absent/Late father 22 (5.1%) 7 (3.8%) 15 (6.0%) 0.351
 – Artisan/Low skilled jobs 75 (17.3%) 34 (18.7%) 41 (16.3%)  
 – Business/Trader 182 (42.0%) 70 (38.5%) 112 (44.6%)  
 – Professionals/Civil Servant 154 (35.6%) 71 (39.0%) 83 (33.1%)  
Sex of index child
 – Female 222 (51.3%) 86 (47.3%) 136 (54.2%) 0.173
 – Male 211 (48.7%) 96 (52.7%) 115 (45.8%)  
Number of Children aged 2 to 5 years in the family
 – 1 child 289 (66.7%) 110 (60.4%) 179 (71.3%) 0.056
 – 2 children 102 (23.6%) 50 (27.5%) 52 (20.7%)  
 – 3 children 42 (9.7%) 22 (12.1%) 20 (8.0%)  
Total family monthly income a
 – < N75,000 292 (67.4%) 121 (66.5%) 171 (68.1%) 0.756
 – ≥ N75,000 141 (32.6%) 61 (33.5%) 80 (31.9%)  
Sources of household drinking water b
 – Sachet water 279 (64.4%) 110 (60.4%) 169 (67.3%) 0.155
 – Tanker/Borehole 153 (35.3%) 70 (38.5%) 83 (33.1%) 0.263
 – Pipe borne water 14 (0.9%) 7 (3.9%) 7 (2.8%) 0.589
 – Rainwater 5 (1.2%) 3 (1.6%) 2 (0.8%) 0.654
 – Stream water 4 (0.9%) 3 (1.6%) 1 (0.4%) 0.314
  1. a1 USD = N360.00 on the Currency exchange market on 20 January 2020; www.oanda.com
  2. bMore than one water source can apply
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