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Table 1 Design of socio-economic status assessment of surveyed households, Lubumbashi, 2010

From: Health-seeking behaviour in the city of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo: results from a cross-sectional household survey

Variables Score
Household size  
  1-5 persons 3
  6-10 persons 2
  ≥11 persons 1
Number of parents in the household  
  1 1
  2 3
Level of education of household head  
  Illiterate 0.5
  Incomplete primary education 1
  Complete primary education 1.5
  Incomplete secondary education 2
  Complete secondary education 2.5
  Incomplete Higher education 3
  Complete Higher education 3.5
Main income generating activity of the household head  
  Inactive 0.5
  Paid on a daily basis 1
  Salaried employees and independent workers 2
Corporate executives and professionals 4
Assets ownership of the householda  
  Cell phone 1
  Bicycle 2
  Motorcycle 4
  Car 6
Characteristics of the habitata  
  Connection to electricity 2
  Ground pavement 4
  Connection to water 4
Total score range 3 – 36.5
  1. aThe score is 0 when the household does not have the item.