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Table 1 Respondents'/household socio-economic and demographic characteristics

From: Consumers stated and revealed preferences for community health workers and other strategies for the provision of timely and appropriate treatment of malaria in southeast Nigeria

  Intervention villages
N = 597
n (%)
Comparison villages
N = 600
n (%)
Chi-square
Household head 352 (59.0) 373 (62.2) 1.28
Female 364 (61.0) 353 (58.8) 0.57
Age (years): Mean (SD) 54.04 (15.16) 53.52 (15.16) 0.24
Had formal education 344 (57.6) 255 (42.3) 27.34***
Married 531 (88.9) 528 (88.0) 0.26
No of household residents: Mean (SD) 4.51 (2.98) 4.32 (2.45) 0.70
Household owns a radio 495 (82.9) 464 (77.3) 5.85**
Household owns a bicycle 327 (54.8) 369 (61.5) 5.55**
Household owns a motorcycle 111 (18.6) 94 (15.7) 1.80
Household owns a motorcar 44 (7.4) 30 (5.0) 2.90
Average weekly per capita food value (SD) 368.41 (384.62) 299.14 (315.28) 16.18**
  1. Note: * = p < .10; ** = p < .05; *** = p < .01