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Table 1 Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of respondents

From: Malaria knowledge and agricultural practices that promote mosquito breeding in two rural farming communities in Oyo State, Nigeria

Variables Fasola (%) Soku (%) Total (%)
Sex    
Male 122(61.3) 120(58.8) 242 (60.0)
Female 77(38.7) 84(41.2) 161 (40.0)
Marital status    
Currently married 135 (67.8%) 136 (66.7%) 271(67.2)
Never married 56 (28.2%) 57 (27.9%) 113 (28.1)
Previously married 8 (4.0%) 11 (5.4%) 19 (4.7)
Ethnic group    
Yoruba 169 (84.9%) 156 (78.4%) 325 (81.7)
Hausa 16 (8.0%) 23 (11.5%) 39 (9.8)
Igbo 14 (7.1%) 20 (10.1%) 34 (8.0)
Educational level    
Never attended school (no formal) 39 (19.6%) 61 (29.9%) 100 (24.8)
Primary school 42 (21.1%) 32 (15.7%) 74 (18.4)
Secondary school 105 (52.8%) 98 (58.0%) 203 (50.3)
Higher Institution 13 (6.5%) 13 (6.4%) 26 (6.5)
*Type of farming engaged in    
Crop farming 128(61.2%) 69 (30.4%) 197 (45.2)
Food processing 58(27.8%) 72 (31.7%) 130 (29.8)
Mixed agriculture 6 (2.9%) 42 (18.5%) 48 (11.0)
Livestock farming 15 (7.2%) 24 (10.6%) 39 (8.9)
Fish farming 2 (0.9%) 20 (8.8%) 22 (5.1)
Wealth--quintile    
Low 77 (38.7%) 117 (57.4%) 194 (48.1)
Medium 74 (37.2%) 49 (24.0%) 123 (30.5)
High 48 (24.1%) 38 (18.6%) 86 (21.4)
*Source(s) of water supply for domestic use    
River/stream 141 (37.3%) 185 (64.5%) 326 (49.0)
Well 88 (23.3%) 72 (25.1%) 160 (24.1)
Bore hole 136 (36.0%) 25 (8.7%) 161 (24.2)
Well + tap 13 (3.4%) 5 (1.7%) 18 (2.7)
  1. * Multiple answers allowed