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Table 1 Characteristics of interviewed child-caretakers in Korogwe and Muheza districts in 2009/2010 (n = 560)

From: Why caretakers bypass Primary Health Care facilities for child care - a case from rural Tanzania

Characteristic Quantitative Qualitative
  No. (%) No. (%)
Study site   
   Korogwe 294 (52.5) 17 (56.7)
   Muheza 266 (47.5) 13 (43.3)
Child sex   
   Male 301 (53.8) 14 (46.7)
   Female 259 (46.3) 16 (53.3)
Child age (in months)   
   0-11 210 (37.6) 3 (10.0)
   12-23 151 (27.1) 7 (23.3)
   24+ 197 (35.3) 20 (66.7)
Care-taker's level of education   
   No formal education 101 (18.0) 10 (33.3)
   Primary education (std I-VII) 420 (75.0) 18 (60.0)
   Post-primary education 39 (7.0) 2 (6.7)
Care-taker's occupation   
   Housewife/Househusband 106 (18.9) 2 (6.7)
   Peasant 335 (59.8) 25 (83.3)
   Small scale business 96 (17.1) 1 (3.3)
   Employed 17 (3.0) 2 (6.7)
   Others 6 (1.2) 0 (0)
Care-taker's relationship to the child   
   Biological mother 515 (92.1) 22 (73.3)
   Biological father 17 (3.0) 4 (13.3)
   Grandmother 15 (2.7) 2 (6.7)
   Grandfather 1 (0.2) 0 (0)
   Others 11 (2.0) 2 (6.7)
   Total 560 (100) 30 (100)
  1. We have full information everywhere except for 1 child under "care-taker's relationship to the child" and 2 children under "child age".