Table 1

Demographic characteristics among 1205 participants in three rural Nigerian communities

Overall

Control

Intervention

(n = 1205)

(n = 594)

(n = 611)


%

Total

%

Total

%

Total

Sex

Male

53.5

(643/1201)

47.3

(280/592)

59.6

(363/609)

Female

46.5

(558/1201)

52.7

(312/592)

40.4

(246/609)

Age

12 - 15 years

7.8

(93/1188)

7.3

(43/587)

8.3

(50/601)

15 - 45 years

77.9

(926/1188)

77.2

(453/587)

78.7

(473/601)

> 45 years

14.2

(169/1188)

15.5

(91/587)

13.0

(78/601)

Education1

None

55.2

(651/1179)

61.4

(358/583)

49.2

(293/596)

Grades 1 - 3

6.3

(74/1179)

7.4

(43/583)

5.2

(31/596)

Grades 4 and 5

4.5

(53/1179)

3.8

(22/583)

5.2

(31/596)

Grade 6

34.0

(401/1179)

27.4

(160/583)

40.4

(241/596)

Marital Status1

Married, monogamous

59.1

(656/1110)

69.5

(386/555)

48.6

(270/555)

Married, polygamous

20.9

(232/1110)

11.5

(64/555)

30.3

(168/555)

Separated

2.1

(23/1110)

0.5

(3/555)

3.6

(20/555)

Divorced

1.3

(14/1110)

0.5

(3/555)

2.0

(11/555)

Widowed

2.1

(23/1110)

1.3

(7/555)

2.9

(16/555)

Other/Missing

14.6

(162/1110)

16.6

(92/555)

12.6

(70/555)

Technology in the home2

Radio

83.0

(1000/1205)

83.5

(496/594)

82.5

(504/611)

Telephone

4.6

(55/1205)

4.2

(25/594)

4.9

(30/611)

Television

13.4

(161/1205)

13.5

(80/594)

13.3

(81/611)

Information Sources2

Newspaper

2.0

(24/1205)

1.5

(9/594)

2.5

(15/611)

Television

8.6

(104/1205)

11.8

(70/594)

5.6

(34/611)

Radio

84.4

(1017/1205)

86.2

(512/594)

82.7

(505/611)

Community Leader

5.7

(69/1205)

8.1

(48/594)

3.4

(21/611)

Family

6.1

(73/1205)

7.2

(43/594)

4.9

(30/611)

Friend

13.9

(168/1205)

12.1

(72/594)

15.7

(96/611)


1 The denominator does not include those who declined to answer.

2 For these questions, participants were asked to check all responses that apply.

Ofotokun et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:2   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-10-2

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