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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents and their household

From: Malaria prevention in north-eastern Tanzania: patterns of expenditure and determinants of demand at the household level

Variable Mean1 Std. Dev. Min Max
Prevention Measures     
Number of bed nets per household 1.67 1.66 0.00 9.00
Number of ITNs per household 0.77 1.49 0.00 8.00
Unit value of bed net 3,840.89 1,189.56 0.00 10,250
Household Demographics     
No. in household aged 0–4 years 0.78 0.79 0.00 5.00
No. in household aged 5–9 years 0.80 0.86 0.00 5.00
No. in household aged 10–14 years 0.78 0.90 0.00 5.00
No. in household aged 15–19 years 0.57 0.82 0.00 5.00
No. in household aged 20–29 years 0.86 0.92 0.00 7.00
No. in household aged 30–39 years 0.67 0.73 0.00 6.00
No. in household aged 40–54 years 0.55 0.70 0.00 4.00
No. in household aged 55 and over 0.41 0.68 0.00 4.00
No. in household 5.41 2.38 1.00 17.00
Household Socio-economics     
Index of household wealth 0.00 1.95 -2.39 17.80
Index of socioeconomic status 0.00 2.10 -3.35 16.80
Socio-demographics of head     
Age of household head 43.62 14.20 0.00 92.00
Head is married = 1 0.79 0.41 - -
Yrs of education of head 6.54 3.15 0.00 16.00
Head occupation is business 0.23 0.43 - -
Head occupation is agriculture 0.39 0.49 - -
Head occupation is civil servant 0.07 0.26 - -
Head occupation is other 0.26 0.44 - -
Ethnicity     
Head is Sambaa 0.13 0.33 - -
Head is Digo 0.36 0.48 - -
Head is Bondei 0.06 0.23 - -
Head is Pare 0.05 0.21 - -
Head is from other ethnic group 0.34 0.47 - -
Community variables     
Rural household 0.54 0.50 - -
On public transport route 0.42 0.49 - -
Road capable of carrying vehicles 0.07 0.25 - -
Community's road is impassable during year 0.72 0.44 - -
  1. Note 1: Mean reported for continuous or integer variables. Proportion of the total sample that is '1' reported for dummy variables.
  2. Note 2: Refers to treated and untreated nets