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Table 2 Socio demographic characteristics of children and their guardians

From: Challenges affecting prompt access to adequate uncomplicated malaria case management in children in rural primary health facilities in Chikhwawa Malawi

Characteristic Frequencies
Male 128 (50%)
6 months to 5 years 75 (29.3%)
5 years to 10 years 181 (70.7%)
Guardian
 Mother 212 (82.8%)
 Father 21 (8.2%)
 Other 23 (8.9%)
Guardian level of education
 None 57 (22.3%)
 Some primary 149 (58.2%)
 Completed primary or more 49 (19.1%)
Average hours taken traveling time to facility (SD) 1.2 (1.15 SDS)
Travel mode
 Walking 206 (80.5%)
 Bicycle 47 (18.0%)
 Vehicle 4 (1.6%)
Household source of income
 Subsistence Farming 113 (44.1%)
 Commercial farming 85 (33.2%)
 No employment 2 (0.8%)
 Other employmenta 56 (21.9%)
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. aShop owner, temporary employment, NGO employment, teacher