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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants

From: Factors associated with malaria parasitaemia among children under 5 years in Uganda: a secondary data analysis of the 2014 Malaria Indicator Survey dataset

Characteristic Distribution of participants
Total population, N = 4930 Percentage
Age categories (months)
 0–6 491 9.95
 7–12 492 9.97
 13–24 984 19.97
 25–36 985 19.97
 37–48 1081 21.94
 49–59 897 18.19
Gender
 Male 2390 48.48
 Female 2540 51.52
Residence
 Urban 780 15.82
 Rural 4150 84.18
Region
 Central 1 536 10.88
 Central 2 529 10.72
 East central 564 11.43
 Kampala 183 3.70
 Mid-North 556 11.29
 Mid-Western 629 12.77
 Mid-Eastern 534 10.83
 North-East 499 10.12
 South-Western 522 10.59
 West-Nile 378 7.67
Mother’s educationa
 No education 755 18.26
 Primary 2514 60.79
 Secondary 732 17.71
 Tertiary 134 3.24
Household wealth
 Poorest 1108 22.48
 Poorer 1078 21.87
 Middle 1000 20.27
 Richer 908 18.42
 Richest 836 16.96
  1. a 795 Missing mother’s education status