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Table 1 Main characteristics of study participants

From: Adherence to prescribed artemisinin-based combination therapy in Garissa and Bunyala districts, Kenya

Bunyala District < 5 5 - 14 ≥ 15 Total
n = 212 n = 213 n = 221 n = 646
Patient sex*         
   Male 99 (47.1%) 96 (45.1%) 89 (40.3%) 284 (44.2%)
   Female 111 (52.9%) 117 (54.9%) 130 (59.4%) 358 (55.8%)
Education of head of household*       
   Never attended 13 (6.5%) 12 (6.1%) 23 (11.3%) 48 (8.0%)
   Primary 130 (65.0%) 97 (49.2%) 95 (46.8%) 322 (53.8%)
   Secondary 45 (22.5%) 60 (30.5%) 53 (26.1%) 158 (26.4%)
   Above secondary 10 (5.0%) 28 (14.2%) 32 (15.8%) 70 (11.7%)
   N/A 2 (1.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 2 (0.3%)
Employment of head of household*       
   Agriculture 81 (40.3%) 83 (41.9%) 87 (43.1%) 251 (41.8%)
   Trade/private business 38 (18.9%) 36 (18.2%) 41 (20.3%) 115 (19.1%)
   Fishing 54 (26.9%) 34 (17.2%) 25 (12.4%) 113 (18.8%)
   School 1 (0.5%) 1 (0.5%) 0 (0.0%) 8 (4.0%)
   Unemployed 9 (4.5%) 11 (5.6%) 2 (1.0%) 22 (3.7%)
Household size*         
   0-5 124 (58.5%) 80 (38.1%) 116 (57.4%) 320 (51.3%)
   ≥ 6 88 (41.5%) 130 (61.9%) 86 (42.6%) 304 (48.7%)
Children < 5 years in household*         
   ≤ 1 65 (30.7%) 139 (66.2%) 146 (72. 3%) 350 (56.1%)
   > 1 147 (69.3%) 71 (33.8%) 56 (27.7%) 274 (43.9%)
Garissa District    < 15 ≥ 15 Total
    n = 136 n = 136 n = 272
Patient sex         
   Male    71 (52.2%) 41 (30.2%) 112 (41.2%)
   Female    65 (47.8%) 95 (69.9%) 160 (58.8%)
Education of head of household         
   Never attended    94 (69.1%) 84 (61.8%) 178 (65.4%)
   Primary    16 (11.8%) 22 (16.2%) 38 (14.0%)
   Secondary and above    26 (19.1%) 30 (22.1%) 56 (20.6%)
Employment of head of household         
   Farming/other    39 (30.2%) 51 (37.5%) 90 (33.1%)
   Housewife    18 (13.2%) 7 (5.2%) 25 (9.2%)
   Own business    35 (25.7%) 39 (28.7%) 74 (27.2%)
   Retired/unemployed    43 (31.6%) 38 (27.9%) 81 (29.8%)
   In school    1 (0.7%) 1 (0.7%) 2 (0.7%)
Household size*         
   0-5    36 (26.5%) 47 (34.8%) 83 (30.6%)
   ≥ 6    100 (73.5%) 88 (65.2%) 188 (69.3%)
Children < 5 years in household*         
   ≤ 1    57 (41.9%) 80 (59.3%) 137 (50.6%)
   > 1    79 (58.1%) 55 (40.7%) 134 (49.5%)
  1. *Not all households provided complete demographic information in the survey