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Table 3 Characterisation of different user groups in Ewaso Narok Swamp

From: Coping with ill-health: health care facility, chemist or medicinal plants? Health-seeking behaviour in a Kenyan wetland

  Smallholder farmers (n = 106) Commercial farmers (n = 95) Pastoralists (n = 99) Service sector (n = 100)
Characteristics
Household head interviewed (male/female %) 29/71 31/69 49/51 80/20
Number of household members (mean) 5 5 6.5 4
Number of children in household (mean) 2 2 3 1.3
Qualitative description of socio-economic status medium medium low high
School education of respondents (years) 4 7 2 10
Never attended school (%) 36.8 14.7 63.3 6