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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents who purchased anti-malarial for their children

From: Targeted community based interventions improved malaria management competencies in rural Ghana

Characteristics of population sampled in the study districts
  Asante-Akim North Frequency (%) Asante-Akim South Frequency (%) p-value
N = 706 N = 659  
Age of Study Participant
 18–25 163 (23.1) 218 (33.1) <0.001
 26–35 360 (51.0) 299 (45.4)
 36–45 126 (17.8) 91 (13.8)
 Above 45 57 (8.1) 51 (7.7)
Gender of parent/caretaker
 Male 92 (13.0) 136 (20.6) <0.001
 Female 614 (87.0) 523 (79.4)
Education
 Primary 230 (32.5) 291 (44.2) <0.001
 Secondary 377 (53.4) 279 (42.4)
 Tertiary 48 (6.8) 40 (6.1)
 None 51 (7.3) 49 (7.4)
Characteristics and symptoms of children whose parents/guardians purchased anti-malarials
  Asante-Akim North Asante-Akim South p-value
Age of child N = 590 N = 496  
 Under 5 years 561 (95.1) 425 (85.7) <0.001
 5 and Above 29 (4.9) 71 (14.3)
Sex of the child N = 610 N = 505  
 Male 316 (51.8) 215 (42.6) <0.01
 Female 294 (48.2) 290 (57.4)
Sick within past 2 weeks N = 572 N = 461  
 Yes 242 (42.3) 214 (46.4) 0.186
 No 330 (57.7) 247 (53.6)
Fever within past 2 weeks N = 572 N = 454  
 Yes 240 (42.0) 226 (49.8) <0.01
 No 332 (58.0) 228 (50.2)