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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of respondents

From: Household health care-seeking costs: experiences from a randomized, controlled trial of community-based malaria and pneumonia treatment among under-fives in eastern Uganda

Characteristics of caregiver Exit interviews (n = 282) Household interviews (n = 470)
  Rural Urban Total Rural Urban Total
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Gender Female       
Marital status 153 (96.2) 118 (95.9) 271 (96.1) 277 (91.1) 157 (94.6) 434 (92.3)
Married 126 (79.3) 110 (89.4) 236 (83.7) 272 (89.5) 139 (83.7) 411 (87.5)
Widow 3 (1.4) 5 (4.1) 8 (2.8) 12 (3.9) 9 (5.4) 21 (4.5)
Never married 15 (9.4) 4 (3.3) 19 (6.7) 9 (3.0) 9 (5.4) 18 (3.8)
Divorced/separated 15 (9.4) 4 (3.3) 19 (6.7) 11 (3.6) 9 (5.4) 20 (4.3)
Occupation of caregiver       
Peasant farmer 110 (69.2) 29 (37.2) 139 (49.3) 260 (85.5) 15 (9.0) 275 (58.5)
Petty trader 41 (25.8) 28 (35.9) 69 (24.5) 23 (7.6) 55 (33.1) 78 (16.6)
Private/public employee 22 (13.8) 5 (6.4) 27 (9.6) 6 (2.0) 20 (12.0) 26 (5.5)
Casual worker 30 (18.8) 10 (12.8) 40 (14.2) 11 (3.6) 72 (43.4) 83 (17.7)
Unemployed 1 (0.6) 6 (7.7 7 (2.5) 4 (1.3) 4 (2.4) 8 (1.7)
Age       
Mean age (range) of caregiver (yrs)    26.3 (10–60)    31.7 (16–80)
Mean age (range) of child (months)    14.36 (1–60)    27.3 (1–60)