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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study cohort

From: A cohort study to identify risk factors for Plasmodium falciparum infection in Burkinabe children: implications for other high burden high impact countries

Characteristic Number (%) N = 252
Age at enrolment
 5 years to < 8 years 76 (30.2%)
  ≥ 8 years 176 (69.8%)
 Age (mean/standard deviation) 9.93 (2.8)
Gender
 Male 131 (52.0%)
 Female 121 (48.0%)
Ethnicity
 Gouin 98 (38.9%)
 Karaboro 55 (21.8%)
 Mossi 29 (11.5%)
 Turka 23 (9.1%)
 Fulani 16 (6.3%)
 Senoufo 11 (4.4%)
 Others 20 (7.9%)
Reported bed net use
 Used bed net usually 215 (85.3%)
 Used a bed net the previous night 203 (80.6%)
Caregiver’s education level
 Illiterate 199 (79.0%)
 Primary school 45 (17.9%)
 Secondary school or above 8 (3.2%)
Caregiver’s occupation
 Not working/retired 6 (2.4%)
 Farmer 240 (95.2%)
 Commercial activities / government officer 6 (2.4%)
Eave status of child’s sleeping room
 Closed 102 (40.5%)
 Open 138 (54.8%)
Roof material of child’s sleeping room
 Metal 191 (75.8%)
 Thatch 34 (13.5%)
 Other roof type 18 (7.1%)
Wall material of child’s sleeping room
 Mud 65 (25.8%)
 Brick 146 (57.9%)
 Cement (plastered or painted) 32 (12.7%)
Floor material of child’s sleeping room
 Cement 177 (70.2%)
 Dirt floor 65 (25.8%)
 Tiles 1 (0.4%)
Window screening of child’s sleeping room
 Absent 242 (96.0%)
 Present 1 (0.4%)