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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents in Omo Nada, Tiro Afeta and Sokoru Districts, southwest Ethiopia, April, 2010.

From: Determinants of delay in malaria treatment-seeking behaviour for under-five children in south-west Ethiopia: a case control study

Variable Patient Category
  Cases Controls
Age category of the respondent
   15 - 25 49 (31.6%) 60 (38.7%)
   26 - 35 94 (60.6%) 84 (54.2%)
   ≥36 12 (7.7%) 11 (7.1%)
Occupation of the respondent
   Farmer 76 (49.0%) 66 (42.6%)
   Gov't employee 17 (11.0%) 20 (12.9%)
   NGO employee 1 (0.6%) 4 (2.6%)
   Student 8 (5.2%) 9 (5.8%)
   House wife 49 (31.6%) 40 (25.8%)
   Merchant 4 (2.6%) 16 (10.3%)
Average monthly income
   ≤ 500.00 7 (4.5%) 12 (7.7%)
   501.00 - 999.00 67 (43.2%) 50(32.3%)
   ≥ 1000 81 (52.3%) 93 (60.0%)
Educational status of the respondent
   Illiterate 77 (49.7%) 59 (38.1%)
   Read and write 25 (16.1%) 25 (16.1%)
   1 - 4 grade 8 (5.2%) 14 (9.0%)
   5 - 8 grade 21 (13.5%) 24 (15.5%)
   9 - 10 grade 13 (8.4%) 19 (12.3%)
   preparatory & + 11 (7.1%) 14 (9.0%)
Family size of the household
   ≤ 3 11 (7.1%) 23 (14.8%)
   4-6 97 (62.6%) 96 (61.9%)
   > 6 47 (30.3%) 36 (23.2%)
Type of marriage
   Polygamy 44 (35.2%) 9 (6.7%)
   Monogamy 81 (64.8%) 126 (93.3%)
Number of under-five children in the house hold
   1 - 2 130 (83.9%) 136 (87.7%)
   3 - 4 25 (16.1%) 19 (12.3%)
Age category of the child (in month)
   ≤ 12 37 (23.8%) 34 (21.9%)
   13 - 24 39 (25.2%) 36 (23.2%)
   > 24 79 (50.8%) 85 (54.8%)
Sex of the child
   Male 91 (58.7%) 97 (62.6%)
   Female 64 (41.3%) 58 (37.4%)