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Table 2 Demographic Characteristics of Caretaker Respondents (%)

From: Socio-cultural factors explaining timely and appropriate use of health facilities for degedege in south-eastern Tanzania

  Degedege n = 135 Malaria n = 72 Homa n = 28 Total n = 235
Relationship to the child     
   Mother 85.9 77.8 78.6 82.6
   Father 10.4 15.3 17.9 12.8
   Grandmother 0.7 4.2 0.0 1.7
   Other 3.0 1.4 0.0 2.1
   Not specified 0.0 1.3 3.5 0.8
Marital status     
   Never married 9.6 13.9 10.7 11.1
   Married 83.0 77.8 71.4 80.0
   Separated, divorced 5.9 8.3 14.3 7.7
   Widowed 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.4
   Not specified 0.8 0.0 3.6 0.8
Income     
   Regular and dependable 40.0 30.6 42.9 37.4
   Possibly 17.0 8.3 7.1 13.2
   Uncertain 10.4 6.9 0.0 8.1
   Not regular and dependable 32.6 54.2 50.0 41.3
Occupation     
   Farmer 94.8 94.4 96.4 94.9
   Trade/Business 3.7 4.2 3.6 3.8
   Labourers 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.8
   Teacher 0.0 1.4 0.0 0.4
Illness recognition     
   Home 79.3 72.2 50.0 73.6
   Shamba 20.7 27.8 50.0 26.4