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Table 1 Characteristics of children, mothers, fathers, and the environment

From: Prevalence and determinants of malaria infection among children of local farmers in Central Malawi

Mothers’ characteristics
Age (years) N = 523 %
 15–19 39 7.5
 20–29 299 57.3
 30–39 155 29.6
 40–49 29 5.5
Education
 No education 80 15.3
 Primary 356 68.1
 Secondary 87 16.6
Received childcare education
 Yes 464 88.7
 No 59 11.3
Exposed to IPV
 Yes 392 75.0
 No 131 25
Confidant
 Yes 382 73.0
 No 141 27.0
Children’s characteristics
 Nutrition status
  Stunted 219 42.0
  Not stunted 304 58.0
  Underweight 59 11.3
  Normal weight 57 10.6
 Fever
  No 172 32.9
  Yes 351 67.1
 Malaria
  No 338 62.6
  Yes 185 35.4
 Cough
  Yes 213 40.7
  No 308 58.9
 Child birth weight
  Normal 447 85.6
  Low birth weight 75 14.3
 De-wormed
  Yes 240 45.9
  No 283 54.1
 Sleep under mosquito net
  Yes 380 72.8
  No 142 27.2
 Gender
  Female 257 49.1
  Male 275 50.9
 Age (months)
  2–5 59 13.4
  6–11 90 17.2
  12–23 155 29.6
  24–59 219 41.9
Husbands’ characteristics
 Age category
  15–24 85 16.3
  25–34 239 45.7
  35–49 199 38.0
 Educational level
  No education 76 14.5
  Primary 296 56.2
  Secondary 150 28.7
Household characteristics
 Poverty level (US$1.90/day)
  Below poverty line 500 95.6
  Above poverty line 23 4.4
 Keep pigs around
  Yes 59 11.3
  No 464 88.7
 Keep goats around
  Yes 117 22.4
  No 406 77.6
 Number of children
  1–2 283 54.4
  3–4 162 31.0
  5 and more 75 14.4
 Walls of house
  Mud/sticks 387 74.1
  Bricks 135 25.8
 Roof of house
  Grass thatched 455 87.0
  Iron sheets 67 12.8
  Indoor residual spraying (IRS) 0 0