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Table 1 Demographic and socio-economic characteristics of mothers of under-five children who sought care for diarrhea and ARI symptoms from health facilities in sub-Saharan Africa, 2012–2016

From: Household relationships and healthcare seeking behaviour for common childhood illnesses in sub-Saharan Africa: a cross-national mixed effects analysis

  Health facility care for diarrhea Health facility care for ARI symptoms
Western Africa Central Africa Eastern Africa Southern Africa sub-Saharan Africa Western Africa Central Africa Eastern Africa Southern Africa sub-Saharan Africa
Maternal age (years)
  < 20 42.0 35.6 37.5 60.7 44.7 46.7 35.9 46.7 63.2 47.2
 20–29 42.6 32.5 42.2 59.2 43.8 44.0 34.5 50.1 63.5 46.8
 30–39 43.0 32.9 42.3 57.6 43.3 44.2 33.4 48.2 61.6 45.7
  > =40 39.2 27.6 37.2 58.7 39.3 42.6 30.0 42.5 60.3 42.4
Maternal education
 None 40.5 25.3 39.7 53.8 38.0 41.3 22.4 39.2 62.2 37.9
 Primary 42.2 33.3 39.8 60.9 45.7 42.0 33.3 46.9 61.8 46.9
 Secondary/higher 48.8 38.5 47.4 57.0 47.8 54.0 44.7 57.3 64.0 54.5
Employment status
 Working 41.6 33.7 33.6 60.3 42.3 44.2 34.6 42.8 66.1 45.6
 Not working 43.7 31.2 40.8 56.9 43.4 44.0 33.0 48.2 58.1 44.9
Household wealth quintile
 Poorest 35.3 27.7 44.9 57.9 40.0 37.3 26.6 46.6 61.1 41.6
 Poor 41.5 31.9 42.0 58.1 42.9 39.5 32.7 50.3 59.5 44.1
 Middle 43.8 32.3 41.5 61.2 44.2 45.5 32.6 44.9 64.9 45.9
 Richer 46.7 34.0 39.4 60.1 45.4 48.2 36.1 48.7 63.5 48.2
 Richest 47.9 38.8 37.6 57.2 45.9 52.9 45.2 54.8 66.2 53.6
Residence
 Rural 40.7 31.2 41.5 59.6 43.1 41.0 28.5 48.2 62.2 44.3
 Urban 45.9 34.8 41.6 57.0 44.1 50.6 43.2 49.9 64.1 50.3
Age of child (months)
 0–11 43.2 34.0 42.2 57.1 43.5 45.8 36.0 49.3 63.7 47.1
 12–23 45.7 32.6 40.8 62.9 45.8 46.2 39.5 50.1 64.2 48.8
 24–35 40.6 32.2 41.9 58.7 42.5 43.8 31.3 47.7 63.5 45.6
 36–59 38.9 31.4 41.6 54.4 40.6 40.9 29.5 47.9 60.2 43.6
Birth order
 1 43.3 36.5 39.3 60.7 45.8 47.2 42.2 49.5 65.5 50.8
 2–3 43.5 32.2 44.0 57.6 44.3 45.5 34.7 52.5 62.4 48.3
 4–5 42.2 32.4 40.8 59.4 43.1 43.1 31.1 46.7 61.1 44.0
  > =6 40.1 30.3 40.0 57.8 39.6 40.1 29.0 40.6 60.4 39.4
No of under-5 in household
  < = 2 42.9 34.2 42.6 59.1 45.0 44.3 36.4 49.5 64.1 48.2
  > =3 41.6 29.2 37.0 57.7 39.4 43.8 29.0 45.2 53.3 40.4