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Table 2 Selected socio-economic characteristics of 1019 Rwandan schoolchildren

From: Asymptomatic only at first sight: malaria infection among schoolchildren in highland Rwanda

Parameter Value
No. 1019
Maternal education (%, n/n)
 None 19.0 (175/923)
 Primary 67.2 (620/923)
 Secondary or higher; else 11.1 (102/923)
 Not ascertainable 2.8 (26/923)
Paternal education (%, n/n)
 None 13.4 (92/685)
 Primary 62.0 (425/685)
 Secondary or higher; else 13.3 (91/685)
 Not ascertainable 11.2 (77/685)
Mother’s occupation farmer or labourer 93.7 (837/932)
Father’s occupation farmer or labourer 93.7 (568/606)
No. of people in household (median, range)a 6 (1–14)
No. of siblings (median, range)a 3 (0–10)
No. of rooms in household (median, range)b 2 (1–9)
Farmland ownership (%, n/n) 27.1 (276/1019)
Household assets (%, n/n)
 Radio 56.9 (577/1014)
 Phone 54.9 (556/1013)
 Bicycle 16.1 (163/1015)
 Electricity 15.8 (161/1017)
 Television 7.6 (77/1014)
 Fridge 1.9 (19/1014)
 Piped water 13.7 (139/1011)
 Ability to treat water 37.0 (353/953)
Floor material soil (%, n/n) 75.8 (766/1011)
Unable to pay school fee (%, n/n) 66.5 (614/923)
Unable to pay health insurance (%, n/n) 51.1 (511/1000)
Slept under a bed net last night (%, n/n) 82.7 (842/1018)
Attended health facility within last two weeks (%, n/n) 21.0 (214/1019)
Received anti-malarial treatment within last month (%, n/n) 16.0 (160/1000)
Time to reach next health centre less than 30 min (%, n/n) 25.1 (255/1017)
  1. a n = 1014
  2. b n = 938