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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of caregivers of under twelve children in Cotonou, Benin, May 2016 (N = 340)

From: Home treatment and use of informal market of pharmaceutical drugs for the management of paediatric malaria in Cotonou, Benin

Categories Subcategories Frequencies (n) Percentages (%)
Age group (years) < 30 63 18
30–39 128 38
40–49 68 20
≥ 50 81 24
Gender Female 255 75
Male 85 25
Marital status In relationship 273 80
Single 67 20
Education None 79 23
Primary 100 53
Secondary 130 38
Tertiary 31 9
Religion Christian 246 72
Islam 47 14
Other 47 14
Family size < 4 38 28
4–8 252 57
≥ 9 50 15
Relative in the inner court No 233 69
Yes 107 31
Health insurance No 310 81
Yes 30 9
Wealth quintiles Quintile 1 (richest) 57 17
Quintile 2 (fourth) 70 21
Quintile 3 (middle) 68 20
Quintile 4 (second) 75 22
Quintile 5 (poorest) 70 21