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Table 3 Child and carer characteristics by LGA

From: Evaluation of a capacity building intervention on malaria treatment for under-fives in rural health facilities in Niger State, Nigeria

 Intervention N = 420Comparison N = 420p-value
N%95% CIn%95% CI
Sex of carer (n = 840)      0.379
 Male14331.722.0, 43.411524.914.7, 38.9 
 Female27768.356.6, 78.030575.161.1, 85.3 
Relationship to child (n = 833)   0.146
 Mother26563.452.1, 73.529573.359.3, 83.8 
 Father11724.215.8, 35.210222.512.4, 37.4 
 Relative3210.95.9, 19.4153.91.9, 7.7 
 Other51.40.5, 4.120.30.1, 1.6 
Carer education (n = 838)      0.038
 None16947.130.4, 64.421657.936.8, 76.4 
 Primary244.92.3, 10.0276.83.8, 12.0 
 Middle/junior103.31.7, 6.630.80.3, 2.5 
 Secondary7018.611.3, 29.2113.01.5, 5.9 
 Teritary274.32.2, 8.410.20.0, 1.9 
 Islamic12021.710.8, 38.816031.314.9, 54.2 
Sex of child (n = 834)      0.990
 Male22955.248.1, 62.023355.248.0, 62.1 
 Female18944.838.0, 51.918344.837.9, 52.0 
Health insurance (n = 783)30.90.1, 5.451.00.2, 5.00.956
 MeanSD MeanSD  
Mean age child (years) n = 8351.890.15 1.870.10 0.994
Mean age carer (years) (n = 464)29.30.42 27.01.31 0.107
  1. LGA local government area, CI confidence intervals’, SD standard deviation