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Table 1 Background characteristics of children

From: Association between caregivers’ knowledge and care seeking behaviour for children with symptoms of pneumonia in six sub-Saharan African Countries

  CAR Chad DRC Malawi Nigeria Sierra Leone
  % n % n % n % n % n % n
Wealth index
 Poorest 21.6 1475 19.2 1897 22.5 1600 22.1 3079 22.8 3697 22.4 1349
 Poor 21.7 1478 20.2 1992 20.8 1484 21.6 3014 20.8 3377 21.4 1292
 Middle 20.4 1389 21.0 2078 20.5 1459 20.4 2851 18.6 3028 20.6 1245
 Rich 19.5 1328 21.5 2123 19.6 1394 18.1 2522 18.9 3071 19.6 1185
 Richest 16.9 1151 18.1 1784 16.6 1185 17.8 2486 18.9 3070 16.0 963
Residence
 Rural 64.1 4371 78.5 7755 73.5 5238 87.0 12137 68.9 11188 72.1 4349
 Urban 35.9 2450 21.5 2118 26.5 1884 13.0 1814 31.1 5054 27.9 1684
Education level
 None 41.4 2823 73.8 7289 24.1 1715 12.0 1670 42.0 6828 71.2 4295
 Primary 42.6 2905 18.4 1821 42.7 3044 69.6 9702 19.7 3202 13.5 813
 Secondary + 16.0 1093 7.7 763 33.2 2363 18.4 2574 38.2 6212 15.3 925
Number of children
 0-1 18.5 1261 14.2 1403 16.9 1205 19.7 2754 15.7 2551 18.5 1119
 2-3 34.9 2378 27.6 2728 30.5 2173 35.5 4947 31.9 5189 34.6 2090
 4+ 46.6 3182 58.2 5742 52.6 3744 44.8 6250 52.3 8502 46.8 2824
Child age
  < 2 years 62.2 4241 58.9 5820 65.8 4687 50.3 7015 60.7 9858 50.7 3058
 2-5 years 37.8 2580 41.1 4053 34.2 2436 49.7 6936 39.3 6384 49.3 2975
Sex of the child
 Male 50.6 3449 49.8 4920 50.2 3575 50.6 7058 51.4 8341 50.3 3031
 Female 49.4 3372 50.2 4954 49.8 3548 49.4 6892 48.6 7901 49.7 2998
Total sample size   6821   9873   7123   13951   16242   6033
Total reported casesa 7.2 492 9.6 947 6.6 473 7.8 1088 3.7 607 9.2 556
  1. Note: For all calculations, numbers and percentages are based on weighted averages which are also adjusted for missing data. For these reasons, manual re-calculation might show slight differences (i.e., the total sample size will vary for each category as the missings within this category will differ). aCases are children with symptoms of pneumonia in the past two weeks, as reported by their caregiver