Table 1

Demographic characteristics of measles cases and controls, Zaka District, Masvingo Province, 2010
Variable Cases n= 110 (%) Controls n= 110 (%) P value
Median Age 10 years(Q1=7,Q3=16 16 years(Q1=10,Q3=19) 0.04
Sex Females 65(59.1%) 65(59.1%) 0.11
Males 45(49.1%) 45(40.9%)
Marital Status Single 107(97.3%) 93(84.5%) 0.90
Married 3(2.7%) 17(15.5%)
Religion Apostolic 70(63.6%) 33(30.00%) 0.10
Orthodox 24(21%) 47(44.7%)
Pentecostal 15(13.6%) 28(25.5%)
Traditional 1(0.9%) 2(1.8%)
Occupation Formally employed 1(0.9%) 4(3.6%) 0.35
School Pupil 86(78.2%) 82(74.5%)
Unemployed 23(20.9%) 26(23.6%)
Level of Education None 24(21.8%) 10(9.1%) 0.06
Primary 39(35.5%) 33(30.0%)
Secondary 47(42.7%) 67(60.9%)
Median Number of people per House 9(Q1=6),(Q3=14) 6(Q1=5) ,(Q3=10) 0.08
Median Number of Siblings Sharing Room 4(Q1=3),(Q3=7) 3(Q1=2),(Q3=4) 0.70

Pomerai et al.

Pomerai et al. BMC Research Notes 2012 5:687   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-5-687

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