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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of caregivers participating in household survey during Phase 2

From: Evaluation of health system readiness and coverage of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in infants (IPTi) in Kambia district to inform national scale-up in Sierra Leone

  N % (weighted)
Total # of caregivers 449  
Caregiver sex
 Male 1 0.2
 Female 448 99.8
Age at interview (years), mean (std)   26.2 (7.15)
 18–24 204 47.5
 25–29 101 24.7
 30–34 70 16.4
 35–39 32 7.6
 40 +  16 3.8
Marital status
 Currently married 398 90.2
 Currently living with partner 22 4.7
 Widowed 9 1.6
 Divorced/separated 3 0.6
 Single 17 2.9
Number of children given birth to (mean [IQR])   3 (2–5)
Number of children given birth to that are still alive (mean [IQR])   3 (2–4)
Highest level of education
 No schooling 307 71.7
 Primary 71 15.1
 Junior/Senior Secondary 66 12.3
 Diploma/Vocational 5 0.9
Literacy
 Cannot read at all 348 79.8
 Able to read only parts of sentence 57 11.4
 Able to read whole sentence 44 8.9
Religion
 Muslim 424 95.0
 Christian 23 4.7
 None 2 0.4