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Table 1 Respondents’ socio-economic and demographic profile (N = 202)

From: Anti-mosquito plants as an alternative or incremental method for malaria vector control among rural communities of Bagamoyo District, Tanzania

Variable Total (N = 202) Number/proportion (%) of respondents χ 2 (p-value)
   Yombo Chasimba Kongo Makurunge  
Sex       
Male 106 (52.5) 28 (58.3) 25 (45.5) 23 (46.9) 30 (60.0) 3.49 (0.32)
Female 96 (47.5) 20 (41.7) 30 (54.6) 26 (53.1) 20 (40.0)
Age group       
< 15 8 (3.96) 0 (0.0) 4 (7.27) 1 (2.04) 3 (6.0) 21.41 (0.05)
15-25 8 (16.67) 16 (29.09) 10 (20.41) 12 (24) 46 (22.8)
26-39 110 (54.5) 22 (45.8) 31 (56.4) 29 (59.2) 28 (56.0)
40-55 31 (15.4) 14 (29.2) 3 (5.5) 8 (16.3) (12.0)
> 55 7 (3.5) 4 (8.3) 1 (1.8) 1 (2.0) 1 (2.0)
Marital status       
Married 118 (60.2) 31 (67.4) 23 (42.6) 31 (67.4) 33 (66.0) 22.54 (0.03)
Single 61 (31.1) 7 (15.2) 26 (48.2) 12 (26.1) 16 (32.0)
Widow 6 (3.1) 3 (6.5) 2 (3.7) 1 (2.2) 0 (0.0)
Divorced 5 (2.6) 2 (4.4) 1 (1.9) 2 (4.4) 0 (0.0)
Cohabiting 6 (3.1) 3 (6.5) 2 (3.7) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.0)
Education level       
No formal education 22 (11.0) 7 (14.6) 3 (5.6) 7 (14.3) 5 (10.0) 21.40 (0.05)
Primary school 134 (66.7) 35 (72.9) 29 (53.7) 35 (71.4) 35 (70.0)
Form IV 38 (18.9) 5 (10.4) 18 (33.3) 5 (10.2) 10 (20.0)
High school 4 (2.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (3.7) 2 (4.1) 0 (0.0)
Higher education 3 (1.5) 1 (2.1) 2 (3.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Time of residential stay       
<= 1 year 24 (12.4) 5 (10.9) 9 (17.3) 8 (17.0) 2 (4.1)  
2 - 5 yrs 30 (15.5) 4 (8.7) 7 (13.5) 8 (17.0) 11 (22.5)  
6 - 10 yrs 32 (16.5) 4 (8.7) 10 (19.2) 10 (21.3) 8 (16.3) 15.40 (0.22)
11 - 15 years 34 (17.5) 9 (19.6) 10 (19.2) 5 (10.6) 10 (20.4)  
> 15 yrs 74 (38.1) 24 (52.2) 16 (30.8) 16 (34.0) 18 (36.7)  
Types of homesteads       
Mud and grass 61 (30.4) 16 (34.0) 12 (21.8) 15 (30.6) 18 (36.0)  
Mud wall and metal roof 101 (50.3) 26 (55.3) 25 (45.5) 28 (57.1) 22 (44.0)  
Block wall and grass roof 1 (0.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.0) 19.34 (0.08)
Block wall and metal roof 37 (18.4) 4 (8.5) 18 (32.7) 6 (12.2) 9 (18.0)  
Block wall and tiles 1 (0.5) 1 (2.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)  
Occupation       
Peasant 117 (58.2) 34 (70.8) 24 (44.4) 28 (57.1) 31 (62.0) 28.3 (0.005)
Housewife 24 (11.9) 4 (8.3) 5 (9.3) 10 (20.4) 5 (10.0)
Self employed 28 (13.9) 4 (8.3) 10 (18.5) 5 (10.2) 9 (18.0)
Civil servant 27 (13.4) 4 (8.3) 15 (27.8) 6 (12.2) 2 (4.0)
Casual employment 5 (2.5) 2 (4.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 3 (6.0)