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Table 1 Respondents’ Social Demographic characteristics (n = 422)

From: Assessing health system responsiveness in primary health care facilities in Tanzania

CharacteristicRuralUrban
N (%)N (%)
Gender of the participants
 Male patient103 (24.5)106 (25.2)
 Female patient105 (25.0)106 (25.2)
Ages of the participants
 15–24 years45 (10.7)35 (8.3)
 25–35 years73 (17.4)77 (18.3)
 36–44 years46 (11.0)44 (10.5)
 45 and above44 (10.5)56 (13.3)
Marital status
 Married164 (39.1)170 (40.5)
 Single39 (9.3)38 (9.0)
 Widow/widowed5 (1.2)4 (1.0)
Education level
 Primary133 (31.7)132 (31.4)
 Secondary26 (6.2)43 (10.2)
 Post Secondary49 (11.6)28 (9.8)
What is the size of your family?
 Below or 3 members57 (13.6)60 (14.3)
 4–6 members82 (19.5)99 (23.6)
 Above 6 members69 (16.4)53 (12.6)
Patient’s number of visits to the facility before
 Twice24 (5.7)27 (6.4)
 Thrice15 (3.6)26 (6.2)
 Four times20 (4.8)13 (3.1)
 Five times17 (4.0)11 (2.6)
 More than five times132 (31.4)135 (32.1)
Distance covered to get health services
 Within 5 km144 (34.3)138 (32.9)
 5–10 km42 (10.0)47 (11.2)
 Above 10 km22 (5.2)27 (6.4)
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