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Table 1 Characteristics of consented caregivers of febrile children presenting at Makarfi General Hospital, Makarfi, Nigeria (N = 295)

From: Demand-related factors influencing caregivers’ awareness of malaria tests and health workers’ testing practices, in Makarfi, Nigeria

  Frequency Percent
A. Characteristics
 Sex
  Male 54 18.3
  Female 241 81.7
 Occupation
  Housewife 203 68.8
  Farmer 65 22.0
  Civil servant 10 3.4
  Othersa 17 5.8
 Highest educational attained
  None/informal 214 72.5
  Primary 38 12.9
  Secondary 35 11.9
  Tertiary 8 2.7
 Distance from MGH (km)
  < 5 54 18.3
  ≥ 5 241 81.7
B. Outcomes
 Aware of malaria test (N = 283)
  Yes 15 5.3
  No 268 94.7
 Ever asked to do the test (N = 259)
  Yes 11 4.3
  No 245 95.7
  1. aInclude: artisans, students, traders