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Table 1 Background characteristics of sampled households (HH)

From: Evaluation of a continuous community-based ITN distribution pilot in Lainya County, South Sudan 2012–2013

Category/variable Baseline Endline
Estimate 95% CI Estimate 95% CI
Demographics
 Average household size (persons) 5.8 5.5–6.1 5.1 4.9–5.3
 HH headed by female 15.3% 12.8–18.3 17.2% 14.0–21.0
 Mean age of head of HH (years) 41.5 40.5–42.5 42.0 40.9–43.2
 Population <5 years 20.2% 17.6–22.9 15.3% 14.1–16.6
House characteristics
 Thatch or grass roof 96.2% 93.8–97.7 95.5% 92.8–97.4
 Mud walls 98.5% 96.0–99.4 97.2% 95.1–98.3
 Firewood primary fuel for cooking 93.2% 86.6–96.4 96.3% 92.2–98.3
 Average persons/sleeping place 2.0 1.9–2.1 1.5 1.4–1.5
Education of head of HH
 Males non-literate 20.2% 24.8–33.9 30.6% 25.2–36.5
 Females non-literate 76.7% 65.9–84.3 58.2% 47.9–67.7
 Males secondary or higher 21.9% 18.0–26.5 19.2% 15.6–23.5
 Females secondary or higher 2.2% 0.5–8.6 14.3% 8.2–23.7
Water and sanitation
 HH with access to safe water 74.0% 64.8–97.7 75.1% 67.2–82.6
 HH with access to any latrine 34.7% 29.1–40.8 55.3% 46.4–63.8
Household assets
 HH owns any radio 45.9% 39.3–52.7 63.6% 57.8–69.1
 HH owns any mobile phone 53.7% 47.0–60.3 60.5% 55.2–65.5
 HH has any means of transport 51.4% 46.2–56.6 60.3% 54.9–65.5