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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers and children under five with fever

From: Patterns and predictors of malaria care-seeking, diagnostic testing, and artemisinin-based combination therapy for children under five with fever in Northern Nigeria: a cross-sectional study

  Bauchi (N = 379) Sokoto (N = 435) Total (N = 814) P-value
N % N % N %
Mother’s characteristics
Age
Mean age (SD) 25.2 (6.3) 26.9 (6.7) 26.1 (6.6) 0.0002
15–19 years 58 15.3% 59 13.6% 117 14.4% 0.003
20–24 years 114 30.1% 90 20.7% 204 25.1%
25–29 years 93 24.5% 104 23.9% 197 24.2%
30–34 years 73 19.3% 107 24.6% 180 22.1%
35–49 years 41 10.8% 75 17.2% 116 14.2%
Education *  
No education 263 69.4% 387 89.0% 650 79.8% 0.000
Primary education 77 20.3% 27 6.2% 104 12.8%
Secondary education 30 7.9% 8 1.8% 38 4.7%
Higher education 9 2.4% 5 1.2% 14 1.7%
Religion  
Muslim 352 92.9% 429 98.6% 781 96.0% 0.000
Catholic 3 0.8% 1 0.2% 4 0.5%
Other christian 22 5.8% 2 0.5% 24 3.0%
Traditionalist 2 0.5% 3 0.7% 5 0.6%
Marital status  
Married 376 99.2% 422 97.0% 798 98.0% 0.02
Not-married 3 0.8% 13 3.0% 16 2.0%
Children’s characteristics  
Age
Mean (SD) 16.0 (12.3) 17.9 (13.0) 17.0 (12.7) 0.03
0–6 months 93 24.5% 92 21.2% 185 22.7% 0.008
7–12 months 87 23.0% 95 21.8% 182 22.4%
13–18 months 79 20.8% 61 14.0% 140 17.2%
19–24 months 57 15.0% 96 22.1% 153 18.8%
25–59 months 63 16.6% 91 20.9% 154 18.9%
Sex   0.7
Male 199 52.5% 234 53.8% 433 53.2%
Female 180 47.5% 201 46.2% 381 46.8%
Household characteristics   
Multifamily household 34 9.0% 95 21.8% 129 15.8% <0.0001
  1. Bold values are significant at a p <0.05 level.
  2. *Eight missing values for education. 814 used as denominator (N = 806).