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Table 1 Comparison of census population and enrolled households and children.

From: Longitudinal study of urban malaria in a cohort of Ugandan children: description of study site, census and recruitment

Characteristics of the household from census data All Households (n = 4931) Households with children aged 1 to 10 years not included in the study (n = 1672) Households with children aged 1 to 10 years included in the study (n = 322) P-value*
Median number of persons (range) 3 (1–16) 4 (2–16) 5 (2–16) 0.82
Median number of rooms (range) 1 (1–17) 1 (1–17) 1 (1–8) 0.24
Construction of home     
   Cement or Concrete 78% 81% 80%  
   Mud and wattle 16% 14% 14% 0.20
   Mud or clay brick 6% 5% 5%  
Use of at least one bednet 54% 64% 63% 0.78
Use of at least one ITN 15% 18% 16% 0.36
Characteristics of the individual Census Population (n = 16,172) Children aged 1 to 10 years in census (n = 3590) Children aged 1 to 10 years enrolled in study (n = 601) P-value
Mean age in years (SD) 21.2 (13.7) 5.3 (2.9) 5.8 (2.6) <0.01
Gender (% female) 48% 51% 48% 0.12
Use of bednet 45% 48% 43% 0.03
Use of ITN 12% 13% 6% <0.01
  1. *Comparison of households with children aged 1 to 10 years not enrolled vs. enrolled households from the census data.
  2. Comparison of children aged 1 to 10 years enrolled interviewed at household survey vs. children aged 1 to 10 years from the census data.