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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population (n = 8879)

From: Factors associated with diarrhoea and acute respiratory infection in children under-5 years old in Ghana: an analysis of a national cross-sectional survey

Variable N (%) or Mean (SD)
Child age (months) 30 (7.3)
Child age (months)
 0–5 830 (9.4)
 6–11 871 (9.8)
 12–23 1694 (19.1)
 24–59 5483 (61.8)
Gender
 Boy 4370 (49.2)
 Girl 4509 (50.8)
Child’s health insurance status
 Yes 5187 (58.4)
 No 3692 (41.6)
Mothers education
 No formal education 2431 (27.4)
 Primary 1792 (20.2)
 Secondary 4213 (47.5)
 College or higher education 443 (5.0)
Source of drinking water
 Unimproved 1386 (15.6)
 Improved 7493 (84.4)
Sanitation
 Unimproved 3323 (37.4)
 Improved 5556 (62.6)
Floor material
 Improved 8083 (91)
 Unimproved 796 (9.0)
Household Wealth
 Poorest 1966 (22.1)
 Poor 1834 (20.7)
 Middle 1771 (19.9)
 Rich 1678 (18.9)
 Richest 1630 (18.4)
Place of residence
 Urban 3825 (43.1)
 Rural 5054 (56.9)
Presence of handwashing station in dwelling
 No 8248 (92.9)
 Yes 631 (7.1)