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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of preschool aged children and caregivers

From: Prevalence and risk factors of schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiases among preschool aged children (1–5 years) in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a cross-sectional study

Variables Character Frequency Proportion (%)
Gender of PSAC (n = 1143) Female 586 51.3
Male 557 48.7
Age in years of PSAC (n = 1143) 1 35 3.1
2 104 9.1
3 203 17.7
4 348 30.4
5 453 39.6
Age in years of caregivers (n = 442) 15–24 years 105 23.5
25–34 years 174 38.0
35–44 years 85 19.0
45–54 years 44 11.8
>  55 years 34 7.7
Marital status of caregivers (n = 442) Single - never married 364 82.4
Divorced 22 5.0
Widowed 14 3.2
Married 42 9.5
Educational status of caregivers (n = 442) No formal education 65 14.7
Primary school 103 23.3
Secondary school 258 58.4
College level 16 3.6
Occupation of caregiver (n = 442) Not working 372 84.2
Self-employed 39 8.8
Employed 31 7.0