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Table 1 Participant characteristics associated with differences in median number of people contacted for participants ≤18 years, South Africa, 2018

From: A cross-sectional study measuring contact patterns using diaries in an urban and a rural community in South Africa, 2018

  Univariate Multivariable
Coefficient 95% CI Coefficient 95% CI
Site
Rural 15 3 to 27 17 10 to 24
Urban Reference Reference
Age
< 7 years Reference Reference
7–13 years 6 1 to 11 9 4 to 14
14–18 years 7 − 7 to 21 13 4 to 22
Relationship to head of household
Grandchild 1 − 11 to 13   
Child 2 − 10 to 14   
Other child* Reference   
Gender
Male 2 −4 to 8   
Female Reference   
Type of day investigated
Weekend day Reference   
Weekday 12 3 to 21   
Day of week investigated
Monday 5 −1 to 11 1 −7 to 9
Tuesday 7 −4 to 18 2 −7 to 11
Wednesday 35 7 to 63 18 4 to 32
Thursday 27 11 to 43 12 1 to 23
Friday 9 −6 to 24 Omitted**
Saturday Reference Reference
Sunday 3 0 to 6 1 −4 to 6
HIV Status
Negative Reference   
Positive 5 −28 to 38   
  1. 95% CI – 95% confidence interval
  2. *Other child – Includes relationships of participants younger than 18 years to the head of household (n): brother (10), sister (11), wife (1), cousin (5), niece (6), nephew (9), other relative (10), not related (2)
  3. **omitted because of collinearity