Table 1

Characteristics of households and children, baseline community case management survey (CCM) in 4 districts in Sierra Leone 2010
Districts that will receive CCM Districts that will not receive CCM Total
N= 3152 N=2799 N = 5951
Variable Weighted% 95% C.L. Weighted% 95% C.L. Weighted% 95% C.L.
Polygamous household 38.5 33.8-.66.2 25.4 18.2-32.7 31.3 26.9-35.7
Religion of head of household
 Islam 94.9 92.9-96.9 77.9 72.0-83.8 85.6 82.1-89.0
 Christian 4.9 2.9-6.9 21.9 16.1-27.8 14.2 10.8-17.7
 Other 0.2 00--0.6 0.2 0-0.3 0.2 0.0-0.4
Tribe of household:
Mende 43,4 31.7-55.0 29.9 19.1-40.8 36.0 27.9-44.1
Temne 33.7 23.9-43.5 54.8 42.8-66.9 45.3 36.9-53.7
Susa 12.1 6.1-18.1 0.1 0.0-.0.2 5.5 2.6-8.4
Limba 8.1 3.5-12.7 4.4 0.7-8.1 6.0 3.1-8.9
Kissi 0.0 3.5-12.7 5.6 2.4-8.7 3.1 1.4-4.8
Koranko 0.0 0.0-0.0 3.9 0.0-7.9 2.1 0.0-4.3
Other 3.6 0.0-0.1 0.9-4.5 1.3 0.5-2.1 2.0 0.3-2.9
Selected assets of household:
Radio 43.6 38.1-49.2 35.2 30.9-39.4 38.9 35.5-42.5
Mobile phone 30.6 26.7-34.4 23.3 18.9-27.7 26.6 23.6-29.6
No sanitation 33.3 26.7-38.8 38.7 31.9-45.4 36.3 31.5-41.1
Unprotected water 53.4 44.6-62.2 61.5 41.6-61.6 57.9 51.4-64.4
Dirt floor 78.2 74.0-82.3 80.6 76.9-84.4 79.5 76.8-82.3
Electricity 1.7 0.7-2.8 0.3 0.1-0.5 0.9 0.4-1.5
Wood cooking 98.7 97.6-99.7 98.9 97.8-100 98.8 98.0--99.6
Atleast one women in household went to school 26.7 39.1-49.8 25.8 21.8-29.8 26.5 39.1-49.8
Proportion of Households in poorest Wealth Quintile: 18.7 14.1-23.3 24.8 20.1-29.4 22.0 18.7-25.4
Household distance to nearest health facility:
< 5 Km 77.5 67.1-87.9 59.2 46.5-71.9 67.4 58.6-76.3
> 5 Km 20.6 11.1-30.0 25.0 12.4-37.6 23.0 14.8-31.2
unknown 2.0 0.4-3.5 15.8 6.4-25.1 9.6 4.2-14.9
Male gender of child 50.0 47.5-52.4 48.9 46.8-51.0 49.4 47.8-51.0
If child is infant 24.8 22.1-27.6 24.7 23.0-26.6 24.8 23.2-26.4
2 week prevalence::
Diarrhoea 26.5 23.2-29.7 24.9 21.4–28.5 25.6 23.2-28.0
Fever 67.1 62.8-71.4 65.5 62.1-68.9 66.3 63.6-69.0
Possible pneumonia 16.9 12.2-21.6 22.0 19.4-24.7 19.7 17.2-22.2

Diaz et al.

Diaz et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:157   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-157

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