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Table 1 Characteristics of female caregivers with and without a febrile child under five in the last two weeks

From: Correlates of social behavior change communication on care-seeking behaviors for children with fever: an analysis of malaria household survey data from Liberia

  Child had fever in past two weeks Child did not have fever
%/(n)a %/(n)b
Mean age in years
 18–24 29.0 (76) 38.4 (214)
 25–29 24.2 (147) 22.4 (125)
 30–34 17.6 (107) 16.0 (89)
 35–39 14.3 (87) 11.7 (65)
 40–85 14.8 (90) 11.7 (65)
Education
 None 55.5 (337) 54.5 (304)
 Primary school 34.9 (212) 32.7 (188)
 Secondary school 9.6 (58) 11.8 (66)
Caregiver’s religion
 Other 4.9 (30) 1.4 (8)
 Muslim 19.0 (115) 24.9 (139)
 Christian 76.1 (462) 73.7 (411)
Caregiver’s marital status
 Non-married 13.2 (80) 16.7 (93)
 Married 86.8 (527) 83.3 (465)
Listens to radio weekly
 Yes 39.5 (240) 54.1 (302)
 No 60.5 (367) 45.9 (256)
County of residence
 Bong 16.6 (95) 34.2 (191)
 Cape Mount 20.8 (119) 29.6 (165)
 Grand Kru 34.0 (195) 15.4 (165)
 River Cess 28.6 (164) 20.8 (116)
Household wealth
 Lowest 23.4 (142) 16.7 (93)
 Second 20.4 (124) 19.4 (108)
 Middle 19.6 (119) 21.0 (117)
 Fourth 17.8 (108) 21.7 (121)
 Highest 18.8 (114) 21.3 (119)
 Household size 5.7 (2–19)  
  Two to four 32.6 (198) 46.2 (258)
  Five 23.2 (141) 22.6 (126)
  Six 15.0 (91) 11.7 (65)
  Seven to 19 29.2 (177) 19.5 (109)
  1. aN = 607, bN = 558