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Table 1 Chi-square values applied to the characteristics of household compared across regions: riverine and mainland, October-November 2011

From: Can Sierra Leone maintain the equitable delivery of their Free Health Care Initiative? The case for more contextualised interventions: results of a cross-sectional survey

Respondent characteristic Riverine Mainland Chi-squared p-value
Sex of Head of Household n = 389 n = 397   
 Male 93.0  % 91.9 % 0.355 .551
 Female 6.9 % 8.0  %
Age of Head of Household n = 359 n = 377   
 15–18 0 % 0.5 % 1.913 .384
 19–49 83.6 % 83.3 %
 50+ 16.4 % 16.2 %
Education Level of Head of Household n = 379 n = 383   
 None 74.1 % 59.0 % 23.977 .001
 Primary 7.4 % 12.3 %
 Secondary or Higher 18.5 % 28.7 %
Pregnant n = 582 n = 744   
 Yes 11.9 % 18.3 % 10.31 .001
 No 88.1 % 81.7 %
Age of Pregnant Women n = 69 n = 136   
 15–18 13.0 % 11.0 % 1.042 .791
 19–33 65.2 % 72 %
 34–44 18.8 % 14.7 %
 45+ 2.8 % 2.2 %
Education of Pregnant Women n = 69 n = 136   
 None 75.4 % 59.6 % 5.754 .218
 Some Primary 11.6 % 17.6 %
 Completed Primary 2.9 % 6.6 %
 Some Secondary 10.1 % 14.7 %
 Completed Secondary 0 % 1.5 %
Sex of Children Under-5 n = 486 n = 701   
 Male 54.5 % 47.6 % 5.209 .022
 Female 45.5 % 52.3 %
Age of Children Under-5 (in years) n = 486 n = 701   
 <1 18.3 % 21.7 % 6.904 .141
 1 22.0 % 17.4 %
 2 22.2 % 19.5 %
 3 18.3 % 20.5 %
 4 19.1 % 20.8 %