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Table1 Characteristics of study participants and households in Nagongera, Uganda

From: Why is malaria associated with poverty? Findings from a cohort study in rural Uganda

Characteristic Wealth index tertile (%)
Poorest Middle Highest P
Characteristics of children (N = 333)
 Mean age during follow up in years 5.6 5.6 5.8 0.61
 Female 41.8 45.8 50.5 0.45
 Female caregiver completed at least primary educationa 7.5 26.0 27.6 0.003
 Female caregiver seeks fever treatment on same dayb 28.8 8.2 42.0 <0.001
Characteristics of households (N = 100)
 Distance to nearest health facility <3 km 54.3 40.6 48.5 0.53
 Health expenditure ≥25 % of total household expenditure 8.6 6.3 18.2 0.26
 Modern housec 0.0 25.0 48.5 <0.001
 Meat eaten ≥3 days per week 17.1 37.5 66.7 <0.001
 Meals per day ≥3 2.9 28.1 54.6 <0.001
 Land area cultivated ≥1.6 had 28.6 34.4 60.6 0.02
  1. aData on female caregiver’s education collected for 301 of 333 (90 %) children
  2. bData on female caregiver’s treatment-seeking behaviour collected for 191 of 333 (57 %) children
  3. cModern house: Cement, wood or metal wall; tiled or metal roof and closed eaves. Traditional house: all other houses
  4. dHa = hectare; 1.6 ha = 4 acres