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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of children with potential non-falciparum malaria who were directed to visit an HF for PQ

From: Factors associated with children’s health facility visits for primaquine treatment in rural Papua New Guinea

Variable Value
Gender of patients—n (%)
 Male 167 (54.0)
 Female 142 (46.0)
Age of patients, years—median [IQR] 7 [4–10]
Age of caregivers, years—median [IQR] 34 [28–42]
Educational level of caregivers, years—median [IQR] 6 [6–8]
Marital status of caregivers—n (%)
 Married 286 (92.6)
 Unmarried 6 (1.9)
 Divorced or separated 10 (3.2)
 Widowed 7 (2.3)
Household size—median [IQR] 6 [5–7]
 Missing—n 1
Wealth status—n (%)
 Lower 107 (36.0)
 Middle 90 (30.3)
 Upper 100 (33.7)
 Missing 12
Transportation cost to HFs, Kinaa—median [IQR] 0 [0–4]
 Missing—n 4
Place of initial visit—n (%)
 VHV 168 (54.4)
 HF 141 (45.6)
  1. Shapiro–Wilk’s normality test found all continuous variables to be non-normally distributed
  2. VHV village health volunteer, HF formal health facility, IQR interquartile range
  3. aPNG Kina 1 = USD 0.37 in 2015