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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of mothers/care givers of under-five children in Osun State, Nigeria, in April 2015 (N = 1008)

From: Caregivers’ knowledge and utilization of long-lasting insecticidal nets among under-five children in Osun State, Southwest, Nigeria

Characteristics Frequencies (n) Percentages (%)
Age group (years)
 ≤ 24 169 16.8
 25–29 335 33.2
 30–34 253 25.1
 35–39 151 15.0
 ≥ 40 100 9.9
Religion
 Christianity 524 52.0
 Islam 481 47.7
 Traditional 3 0.3
Tribe
 Yoruba 896 88.9
 Igbo 106 10.1
 Hausa/Fulani 6 0.6
Level of education
 No formal education 170 16.9
 Primary 301 29.9
 Secondary 442 43.8
 Tertiary 95 9.4
Employment status
 Employed 964 95.6
 Unemployed 44 4.4
Occupation
 Skilled workers 828 82.1
 Unskilled workers 87 8.6
 Professionals 49 4.9
 Unemployed 44 4.4
Number of under five children in the family
 1 548 54.4
 ≥ 2 460 45.6
Residence
 Rural 504 50.0
 Urban 504 50.0