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Table 2 Showing the demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Treatment-seeking and uptake of malaria prevention strategies among pregnant women and caregivers of children under-five years during COVID-19 pandemic in rural communities in South West Uganda: a qualitative study

Variable Frequency Percentage
Age category (Years)
 16–20 4 4.65
 21–30 51 59.30
 31–40 19 22.09
Above 41 12 13.95
Gender
 Female 84 97.67
 Male 2 2.33
Marital status
 Single 5 5.81
 Married 66 76.74
 Separated 4 4.65
 Divorced 7 8.14
 Widowed 2 2.33
 Cohabitation 2 2.33
Education level
 Primary 30 34.88
 Secondary 18 20.93
 Tertiary 15 17.44
 No formal education 8 9.30
Religion
 Christian 61 70.93
 Muslim 14 16.28
 Traditional 2 2.33
 Other (Seventh Day Adventist) 9 10.47
Employment status
 Employed 31 36.05
 Self-employed 22 25.58
 Unemployed 33 38.37
Occupation
 Farmer 41 47.67
 Civil / Public servant 31 36.05
 Trader/ businesswoman 14 16.28
Number of biological children
 1–3 29 33.72
 4–6 38 44.19
 Above 7 19 22.09
Gestation period
 First trimester 11 12.79
 Second trimester 49 56.98
 Third trimester 26 30.23