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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for children under five years old in control vs intervention communities in sampled houses at baseline (2008)

From: A quasi-experimental evaluation of an interpersonal communication intervention to increase insecticide-treated net use among children in Zambia

  Intervention (n = 469) Control (n = 266)
  % 95% CI % 95% CI
Age in years     
0-11 months 22.2 18.4-25.9 24.8 19.6-30.0
12-23 months 19.8 16.2-23.5 18.8 14.1-23.5
24-35 months 19.6 16.0-23.2 16.5 12.1-21.0
36-47 months 17.9 14.4-21.4 19.6 14.8-24.3
48-59 months 20.5 16.8-24.1 20.3 15.5-25.2
Sex     
Male 50.1 45.6-54.6 47.4 41.4-53.4
Female 49.9 45.4-54.4 52.6 46.6-58.7
Geography     
Southern Luangwa (<50 km from Boma) 45.8 41.3-50.4 45.9 39.9-51.9
Northern Luangwa (≥50 km from Boma) 54.2 49.6-58.7 54.1 48.1-60.1
Mother’s education     
None – Primary 6 47.8 43.2-52.3 49.3 43.3-55.3
Primary 7 - Higher 52.2 47.7-56.8 50.8 44.7-65.8
Household wealth     
Poorest 18.8 15.2-22.3 22.2 17.2-27.2
Poor 23.0 19.2-26.7 14.7 10.4-18.9
Middle 16.0 12.7-19.3 27.4 22.1-32.8
Rich 17.3 13.8-20.7 24.4 19.3-29.6
Richest 25.0** 21.0-28.9 11.3 7.5-15.1
ITN use     
ITN used last night by child§ 60.8** 55.9-65.6 41.0 34.2-47.7
Any ITN use in house last night§ 61.3** 56.4-66.1 43.4 37.1-50.7
  1. * P <0.05; ** P <0.01; § Among children living in ITN-owning houses.