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Table 2 Main characteristics of the panel at baseline (2011)

From: Utilization of community health workers for malaria treatment: results from a three-year panel study in the districts of Kaya and Zorgho, Burkina Faso

Children Kaya Zorgho
Number 1,778 1,092
Age in months (median, iqr) 30 (28) 30 (27)
Female 884 (50%) 552 (51%)
Sick over the past 2 weeks 544 (31%) 162 (15%)
Slept under a bed net the night before 1,147 (66%) 560 (52%)
Households   
Number 1207 591
In urban areas 522 (43%) 240 (41%)
Polygamous 433 (36%) 259 (44%)
3-years follow-up 1,096 (91%) 540 (91%)
Head is a farmer 869 (73%) 439 (74%)
Illiterate mother† 810 (88%) 457 (84%)
Number of bed nets (median, iqr) 2 (1) 3 (3)
Household size (median, iqr) 7 (4) 9 (7)
  1. Iqr interquartile range † some data are missing.