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Table 2 Participants’ characteristics during the household survey conducted at baseline (N = 225)

From: Acceptability by community health workers in Senegal of combining community case management of malaria and seasonal malaria chemoprevention

Parameters Frequency Percentage
Age in years (mean SD) 27.6 ± 8.0 --
Ethnic group   
Peulh 218 96.9
Socé 03 1.3
Others (Wolof, Sèrère, Bambara) 03 1.3
Instruction level   
Illiterate 176 78.2
Primary school 37 16.4
Secondary school 07 3.1
Religious school 05 2.2
Professional activities   
Unemployed 189 84.0
Farmer 22 9.8
Trader 14 6.2
Malaria health-seeking behaviour   
Declared to seek treatment at health hut 117 52
Declared to seek treatment at health post 78 34.6
Self-medication 26 11.6
Declared to seek treatment to traditional healers 04 1.8
Knowledge on malaria   
Caused by mosquito bites 207 92
Fever as main symptom 213 94.7
Cited malaria preventive measures   
Bed nets 211 93.8
Indoor residual spraying 40 17.8
Environment sanitation 28 12.4
Bed net ownership 223 99.1