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Table 1 Household characteristics (N = 1671)

From: Malaria epidemiology in the Ahafo area of Ghana

  n %
Gender of household head   
Male 840 50.3
Female 818 49.0
Missing 13 0.8
Age group of household head   
15 - 29 182 10.9
30-39 454 27.2
40-49 445 26.6
50-59 229 13.7
60+ 321 19.2
Missing 40 2.4
Child age   
< 24 months 609 36.4
≥ 24 months 1062 63.6
Household head educational level   
None 603 36.1
Primary 203 12.2
Middle/JHS 645 38.6
> middle/JHS 208 12.5
Missing 12 0.7
Household socioeconomic status   
Poorest 357 21.4
Second 333 19.9
Third 341 20.4
Fourth 333 19.9
Least poor 300 18.0
Missing 7 0.4
Health Insurance membership   
No 950 56.9
Yes 714 42.7
Missing 7 0.4
Household size   
≤ 6 712 42.6
> 6 952 57.0
Missing 7 0.4
Area of residence   
Asutifi impact 246 14.7
Asutifi non impact 150 9.0
Tano N/S impact 580 34.7
Tano N/S non impact 360 21.5
Techiman 328 19.6
Missing 7 0.4
  1. JHS-Junior High School