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Table 2 Key characteristics of households surveyed, Lubumbashi 2010

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

Variables n = 251 %
Household size   
  1-5 74 29.5
  6-10 129 51.4
  ≥11 48 19.1
Number of parents in the household   
  1 6 2.4
  2 245 97.6
Level of education of household head   
  Illiterate 4 1.6
  Primary education 47 18.7
  Secondary education 145 57.8
  Higher education 55 21.9
Main income generating activity of the household head   
  Inactive 29 11.6
  Paid on a daily basis 77 30.7
  Salaried employees and independent workers 139 55.3
  Corporate executives and professionals 6 2.4
Socioeconomic status of the household   
  1 (Poorest) 52 20.7
  2 60 23.9
  3 39 15.5
  4 52 20.7
  5 (Richest) 48 19.1
Age of patients surveyed (years)   
  ≤ 4 61 24.3
  ≥ 5 190 75.7
Sex of patients surveyed   
  Male 105 41.8
  Female 146 58.2