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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of children treated by CHWs and their caregivers in Iganga-Mayuge demographic surveillance site

From: Integrated community case management of malaria and pneumonia increases prompt and appropriate treatment for pneumonia symptoms in children under five years in Eastern Uganda

Characteristic Intervention arm Control arm
N = 609 N = 667
Children’s characteristics   
Female sex, n (%) 329 (54.0) 336 (50.4)
Mean age, months (SD) 30.4 (15.9) 31.5 (16.4)
Caregivers’ characteristics   
Female sex, n (%) 562 (92.3) 625 (93.7)
Age in years, mean (SD) 30.9 (9.4) 30.5 (8.7)
Education level, n (%)*   
  None 59 (9.7) 62 (10.4)
  Primary 381 (62.7) 450 (67.7)
  Post primary 168 (27.6) 146 (22.0)
Religion, n (%)*#   
  Catholic 30 (4.9) 65 (9.8)
  Protestant 244 (40.1) 223 (33.5)
  Muslim 310 (51.0) 335 (50.4)
  Other 24 (4.0) 42 (6.3)
Marital status, n (%)**   
  Married 559 (92.1) 592 (88.8)
  Single 23 (3.8) 27 (4.1)
  Divorced 19 (3.1) 37 (5.6)
  Widowed 6 (1.0) 11 (1.7)
Rural residence, n (%) 499 (81.9) 600 (90.0)
  1. * missing data (2 control, 1 intervention).
  2. ** missing data (2 intervention).
  3. # significantly different.