Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of 401 households in the district of Djenné, Mali. Community health worker survey, April 2006 ±

Characteristics of the households

Number

%


Caregiver in charge of children < 5 years of age

Mother

383

96.5

Grand-mother

14

3.5

Level of education

Illiterate *

326

82.1

Literate in local language

43

10.8

Primary

26

6.5

Secondary

2

0.5

Principal occupation

Housewife

387

98.5

Other

6

1.5

Revenue generating activity

Yes

158

40.3

No

234

59.7

Geographical accessibility in raining season **

No

261

65.0

Yes

140

35.0


± Based on the calculated sample size planned, one additional household was interviewed and included in the study

* Illiterate in local languages and French

** Months of the raining season which makes roads inaccessible: June to February

Perez et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2009 9:28   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-9-28

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