Table 1

Characteristics of households at low and high altitudinal strata in Butajira area, Ethiopia, October-November 2008
Household characteristics Altitudinal strata Pearson chi-square; P-value
Low (n = 286) High (n = 453) Total (N = 739)
Respondent gender 1.4; 0.2
Male 121 (42.3) 212 (46.8) 333 (45.1)
Female 165 (57.7) 241 (53.2) 406 (54.9)
Household-head gender 0.2; 0.6
Male 192 (67.1) 312 (68.9) 504 (68.2)
Female 94 (32.9) 141 (31.1) 235 (31.8)
Education status 49.4; < 0.001
No schooling at all 3 2 (11.2) 1 (0.2) 33 (4.5)
Schooling* 254 (88.8) 452 (99.8) 706 (95.5)
Wealth status 17.3; < 0.001
Low 107 (37.4) 121 (26.7) 228 (30.9)
Middle 77 (26.9) 187 (41.3) 264 (35.7)
Higher 102 (35.7) 145 (32.0) 247 (33.4)
Number of beds 9.5; < 0.002
1 206 (72.0) 370 (81.7) 576 (77.9)
2-5 80 (28.0) 83 (18.3) 163 (22.1)
Mosquito source reduction 78.9; < 0.001
No 207 (72.4) 176 (38.9) 383 (51.8)
Yes 79 (27.6) 277 (61.1) 356 (48.2)
Permanent water body 177.6; < 0.001
None 106 (37.1) 5 (1.1) 111 (15.0)
< 1 km 96 (33.6) 236 (52.1) 332 (44.9)
≥1 km 84 (29.4) 212 (46.8) 296 (40.1)
Occupation farming 9.2; 002
No 96 (33.6) 203 (44.8) 299 (40.5)
Yes 190 (66.4) 250 (55.2) 440 (59.5)

*Read and write to complete grade 12.

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