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Table 1 Household and individual characteristics of study population, 2004 and 2010

From: Heterogeneous decrease in malaria prevalence in children over a six-year period in south-western Uganda

Households characteristic 2010 2004
   Urban n = 725 Rural n = 873 n = 264
Mean household size (95% CI) 4.9 (4.7-5.0) 5.6 (5.4-5.7) 6.9 (6.0-7.9)
Mean number of children <5 years old (95% CI) 1.5 (1.5-1.6) 1.6 (1.5-1.7) 1.5 (1.4-1.6)
Education level§, % (95% CI) None 4 (3-6) 18 (14-22) 14 (8-19)
  Primary 34 (27-42) 61 (57-65) 68 (62-74)
  Secondary 39 (32-46) 17 (13-20) 15 (11-20)
  Tertiary 22 (14-31) 4 (2-6) 3 (1-6)
Mean socioeconomic score# (95% CI) 50.2 (47.5-53.0) 30.5 (28.0-32.9) --
House structure, % (95% CI) Wall type* 87 (82-91) 27 (20-34) 27 (16-37)
  Roof type 99 (99-100) 89 (86-92) 84 (77-91)
Individual characteristic 2010 2004
   Urban n = 999 Rural n = 1,321 n = 527
Mean age, months (95% CI) 25.2 (24.0-26.5) 28.3 (27.4-29.1) 30.9 (29.3-32.6)
Mean weight-for-age, Z score (95% CI) -0.34 (-0.49 to 0.19) -0.86 (-1.00 to -0.71) --
Mean height-for-age, Z score (95% CI) -1.07 (-1.40 to -0.74) -2.20 (-2.57 to -1.83) --
Mean weight-for-height, Z score (95% CI) 0.39 (0.06-0.72) 0.69 (0.28-1.10) --
  1. §Highest education level attended by the head of the household; # Standardized score computed using data on household's ownership of various assets (see detail in Method section); *Wall made of brick vs mud; Roof made of iron sheet vs thatched