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Table 1 Similarities and differences in the two study samples

From: Acceptability – a neglected dimension of access to health care: findings from a study on childhood convulsions in rural Tanzania

  First study
2004/06
N = 135*
Second study
2007/08
N = 88*
  n (%) n (%)
Relationship to the Child:   
Mother 116 (85.9%) 72 (81.8%)
Father 14 (10.4%) 10 (11.4%)
Grandmother 1.0 (0.7%) 4(4.5%)
Other 4.0 (3.0%) 2 (2.3%)
Marital status:   
Never married 13 (9.6%) 6 (6.8%)
Married 112 (83%) 72 (82.0%)
Separated, divorced 8 (5.9%) 5 (5.6%)
Widowed 1(0.7%) 4(4.5%)
Not specified 1(0.8%) 1(1.1%)
Income:   
regular and dependable 54 (40.0%) 21(24%)
Possibly 23 (17%) 3(3.4%)
Uncertain/irregular 58(43.0%) 64(72.6%)
Occupation:   
Farmer 128(94.8%) 85(96.7%)
Trade/Business 5(3.7%) 1(1.1%)
Laborer 2(1.5%) 1 (1.1%)
Teacher 0(0.0%) 1(1.1%)
Location at time of Illness recognition:   
Main village of residence 107(79.3%) 83(94.2%)
Temporary shelter in rice field (shamba). 28(20.7%) 5(5.8%)