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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents and ill persons

From: Cost-effectiveness analysis of rapid diagnostic test, microscopy and syndromic approach in the diagnosis of malaria in Nigeria: implications for scaling-up deployment of ACT

Variables Number (%)
Residence  
Urban 317 (49.7)
Rural 321 (50.3)
Age of Respondents (years)  
Below 30 215 (33.7)
30 and above 423 (66.3)
Age of sick person (years)  
Under 5 244 (38.2)
5 -- 15 233 (36.6)
Above 15 161 (25.2)
Sex of Respondents  
Female 567 (88.9)
Male 72 (11.1)
Sex of ill person  
Female 439 (68.8)
Male 199 (31.2)
Marital status  
Ever married 538 (84.3)
Single 100 (15.7)
Educational status  
No education 117 (18.3)
Primary 207 (32.5)
Secondary 285 (44.7)
University 29 (4.5)
Occupational status  
Farmer 129 (20.2)
Unemployed 91 (14.3)
Civil servant 97 (15.2)
Petty trading 139 (21.8)
Self employed 101 (15.8)
Big business man/woman 19 (3.0)
Private employment 4 (0.6)
Others 30 (4.7)