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Table 1 Characteristics of households (HH) in Sahel Savannah and Niger Delta Areas of survey in Nigeria

From: Household possession, use and non-use of treated or untreated mosquito nets in two ecologically diverse regions of Nigeria – Niger Delta and Sahel Savannah

  Area    
  Niger Delta Region (NDR) Sahel Savannah Region (SSR) χ 2 P value OR (CI)
Population 300,365 361,427    
Total No. of HH visited 220 219    
Respondent      
   Head of HH (%) 137 (62.3) 123 (56.2)    
   Representative (%) 83 (37.7) 96 (43.8)    
Total No. persons in HH 1100 1421    
Av. No. of persons per HH 5 6.5    
Total No. of U-5s in HH 284 455    
No. of Women in Reproductive Age (WRA) in HH 244 341    
No. of pregnant women in HH 28 50    
Educational status of WRA in HH      
   No formal education 30 (12.3) 265 (77.7) 243.5 0.000 24.9 (15.4; 40.5)
   Primary education. 72 (29.5) 48 (14.1) 20.8 0.000 2.7 (1.7; 3.9)
   Secondary education. 85 (34.8) 2 (0.6) 131.8 0.000 90.6 (21.6; 539.0)
   Post-secondary education. 14 (5.7) 5 (1.5) 8.3 0.004 4.1 (1.35; 13.2)
Socio-economic status (%) (by wealth indices in quintiles)      
   Poorest 27.7 41.5    
Moderately poor 20 31.5    
Mildly poor 23.7 17.8    
Poor 16.8 5.5    
Least poor 11.8 3.7