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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of enrolled households and children

From: Effect of improved cookstove intervention on childhood acute lower respiratory infection in Northwest Ethiopia: a cluster-randomized controlled trial

Child characteristic Treatment arm Total (%)
Control (%) Intervention (%)
Gender of child Female 1293 (46.9) 1346 (48.9) 2639 (47.9)
Male 1465 (53.1) 1404 (51.1) 2869 (52.1)
Age of child at entry in years (months) < 1 Year old (0–11) 764 (27.7) 811 (29.5) 1575 (28.6)
1 Year old (12–23) 774 (28.1) 748 (27.2) 1522 (27.6)
2 Years old (24–35) 745 (27.0) 690 (25.1) 1435 (26.1)
3 Years old (36–47) 475 (17.2) 501 (18.2) 976 (17.7)
Child ALRI status at baseline No 2229 (80.8) 2225 (80.9) 4454 (80.9)
Yes 529 (19.2) 525 (19.1) 1054 (19.1)
Location of cooking quarter Inside the living house 1008 (36.5) 972 (35.3) 1980 (35.9)
Separate kitchen 1750 (63.5) 1778 (64.7) 3528 (64.1)
Secondary cookstove type Traditional stove 2539 (92.1) 2524 (91.8) 5063 (91.9)
Improved stove 219 (7.9) 226 (8.2) 445 (8.1)
Frequency of “Injera” baking event One or more per day 383 (13.9) 372 (13.5) 755 (13.7)
Every other day 303 (11.0) 292 (10.6) 595 (10.8)
Every 3 days 2014 (73.0) 2035 (74.0) 4049 (73.5)
Every 4 or more days 58 (2.1) 51 (1.9) 109 (2.0)
Total (%) 2758 (100) 2750 (100) 5508 (100)