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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of 401 households in the district of Djenné, Mali. Community health worker survey, April 2006 ±

From: The role of community health workers in improving child health programmes in Mali

Characteristics of the households Number %
Caregiver in charge of children < 5 years of age   
Mother 383 96.5
Grand-mother 14 3.5
Level of education   
Illiterate * 326 82.1
Literate in local language 43 10.8
Primary 26 6.5
Secondary 2 0.5
Principal occupation   
Housewife 387 98.5
Other 6 1.5
Revenue generating activity   
Yes 158 40.3
No 234 59.7
Geographical accessibility in raining season **   
No 261 65.0
Yes 140 35.0
  1. ± Based on the calculated sample size planned, one additional household was interviewed and included in the study
  2. * Illiterate in local languages and French
  3. ** Months of the raining season which makes roads inaccessible: June to February