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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of the mothers according to outcome variables

From: Care seeking behaviour for childhood illness- a questionnaire survey in western Nepal

  Appropriate care Appropriate and prompt care Prompt Care
  Yes (n = 77) No (n = 215) Yes (n = 33) No (n = 259) Yes (n = 166) No (n = 126)
Mother's age Mean (SD) 23.88(3.95) 23.86(3.91) 22.72(3.51) 23.86(3.96) 23.46(3.62) 24.09(4.28)
Religion
Hindu 66 (85.7) 192(89.3) 30(90.9) 228(88) 151(91) 107(84.9)
Buddhist & others 11(14.3) 23(10.7) 3(9.1) 31(12) 15(9) 19(15.1)
Caste
Brahmin 18(23.4) 42(19.5) 6(18.2) 54(20.9) 34(20.5) 26(20.6)
Vaishya 12(15.6) 48(22.3) 4(12.1) 56(21.6) 31(18.7) 29(23)
Shudra 29(37.6) 70(32.6) 15(45.5) 84(32.4) 62(11.3) 37(29.4)
Chhetri 18(23.4) 55(25.6) 8(24.2) 65(25.1) 39(23.5) 34(27)
Total family income per month (Nepalese rupees)
≤ 5000 15(19.5) 83(38.6) 5(15.1) 93(35.9) 51(30.7) 47(37.3)
5000–10,000 38(49.4) 84(39.1) 12(36.4) 110(42.5) 61(36.8) 61(48.4)
>10,000 24(31.1) 48(22.3) 16(48.5) 56(21.6) 54(32.5) 18(14.3)
Mothers Education
No education/primary 5(56.5) 46(21.4) 2(6.1) 49(18.9) 25(15.1) 26(20.6)
High school 50(64.9) 135(62.8) 18(54.5) 167(64.5) 105(63.3) 80(63.6)
College/University 22(28.6) 34(15.8) 13(39.4) 43(16.6) 36(21.6) 20(15.8)
  1. Figures in Parenthesis indicate percentage
  2. 1 US $ ≈ 73 Nepalese rupees