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Table 1 Demographics of participants per community group

From: Examining community perceptions of malaria to inform elimination efforts in Southern Mozambique: a qualitative study

Variables Community leaders Men Women Healer
Gender
 Male 94.2% (49/52) 100% (39/39) 0 (0/53) 10% (1/10)
 Female 5.7% (3/52) 0 (0/39) 100% (53/53) 90% (9/10)
Age (years)
 Range 30–83 18–76 15–60 21–51
 Median 63 28 30 30
 Mean 59 31 31 32
Marital status
 Single 1.9% (1/52) 30.8% (12/39) 35.8% (19/53) 40% (4/10)
 Married 11.5% (6/52) 2.6% (1/39) 0 (0/53) 10% (1/10)
 União (Marital Union)b 81% (42/52) 66.7% (26/39) 51.8% (28/53) 50% (5/10)
 Widowhood 5.8% (3/52) 0 (0/39) 11.3% (6/53) 0 (0/10)
Education
 None 28.9% (13/45) 5.1% (2/39) 20.8% (11/53) 10% (1/10)
 Primary 57.8% (26/45) 46.2% (18/39) 37.7% (20/53) 80% (8/10)
 Secondary 11.1% (5/45) 43.6% (17/39) 41.5% (22/53) 10% (1/10)
 Tertiary 2.2% (1/45) 5.1% (2/39) 0 (0/53) 0 (0/10)
Religion
 Christianity 59.6% (31/52) 74.4% (29/39) 71.2% (38/53) 0 (0/10)
 Atheism 17.3% (9/52) 23.1 (9/39) 15.1% (8/53) 100% (10/10)
 Animism 19.2 (10/52) 2.6 (1/39) 5.7% (3/53) 0 (0/10)
 Islam 3.8% (2/52) 0 (0/39) 0 (0/53) 0 (0/10)
 Zionism 0 (0/52) 0 (0/39) 7.5% (4/53) 0 (0/10)
Occupation
 Farmer 63.5% (33/52) 20.5.7% (8/39) 54.7% (29/53) 0 (0/10)
 Coal producer 0 (0/52) 23.1% (9/39) 0 (0/53) 0 (0/10)
 Trad. Healer 0 (0/52) 0 (0/39) 0 (0/53) 100% (10/10)
 Home-baseda 1.9% (1/52) 15.4% (6/39) 32.1% (17/53) 0 (0/10)
 Salesperson 7.7% (4/52) 7.7% (3/39) 1.9% (1/53) 0 (0/10)
 Service/laborer 3.8% (2/52) 7.7% (3/39) 5.6% (3/53) 0 (0/10)
 Driver 1.9% (1/52) 5.1% (2/39) 0 (0/53) 0 (0/10)
 Teacher 1.9% (1/52) 2.6% (1/39) 0 (0/53) 0 (0/10)
 Student 0 (0/52) 2.6% (1/39) 3.8% (2/53) 0 (0/10)
 Others 19.2 (10/52) 15.4% (6/39) 1.9% (1/53) 0 (0/10)
Total 52 39 53 10
  1. a Housewives/househusbands
  2. bUnião: Marital union without marriage certificate