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Table 1 General characteristics of caregivers, by study site

From: The feasibility, patterns of use and acceptability of using mobile phone text-messaging to improve treatment adherence and post-treatment review of children with uncomplicated malaria in western Kenya

  Bondo DH N = 100 Got Agulu SDH N = 100 Ndori HC N = 100 Madiany DH N = 100 All sites N = 400
Female 94 (94%) 95 (95%) 94 (94%) 91 (91%) 374 (93.5%)
Age (mean in years) 28 25 28 27 27
Brought female child 53 (53%) 48 (48%) 50 (50%) 47 (47%) 198 (49.5%)
Child’s age (mean in months) 31.0 28.2 30.0 34.3 30.9
Relation to child      
Mother 91 (91%) 93 (93%) 81 (81%) 86 (86%) 351 (87.8%)
Father 6 (6%) 2 (2%) 3 (3%) 5 (5%) 16 (4.0%)
Grandmother 2 (2%) 1 (1%) 5 (5%) 4 (4%) 12 (3.0%)
Othera 1 (1%) 4 (4%) 11 (11%) 5 (5%) 21 (5.3%)
Education      
No formal education 1 (1%) 2 (2%) 3 (3%) 1 (1%) 7 (1.8%)
Primary 60 (60%) 68 (68%) 74 (74%) 66 (66%) 268 (67.0%)
Secondary 29 (29%) 26 (26%) 21 (21%) 30 (30%) 106 (26.5%)
Post-secondary 10 (10%) 4 (4%) 2 (2%) 3 (3%) 19 (4.8%)
Able to read      
Kiswahili 94 (94%) 91(91%) 97 (97%) 93 (93%) 375 (93.8%)
Dholuo 92 (92%) 82 (82%) 97 (97%) 96 (96%) 367 (91.8%)
English 86 (86%) 91 (91%) 81 (81%) 92 (92%) 350 (87.5%)
Otherb 1 (1%) 18 (18%) 2 (2%) 2 (2%) 23 (5.8%)
Reached facility by      
Walking 42 (42%) 34 (34%) 86 (86%) 60 (60%) 222 (55.5%)
Boda boda 52 (52%) 65 (65%) 10 (10%) 40 (40%) 167 (41.8%)
Bus/matatu 6 (6%) 1 (1%) 4 (4%) 0 11 (2.8%)
Has electricity at home 29 (29%) 22 (22%) 17 (17%) 8 (8%) 76 (19.0%)
  1. aincludes aunt (13), sister (4), grandfather (2), brother (1) and uncle (1).
  2. bincludes Luhya (19), French (1), German (1), Kalenjin (1) and Kamba (1).