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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study participants from Madziwa area, Shamva district, 2017

From: Knowledge, perceptions and practices regarding schistosomiasis among women living in a highly endemic rural district in Zimbabwe: implications on infections among preschool-aged children

Variable Characteristic Frequency Percentage
Adult age group (years) ≤ 20 23 5.4
21–25 74 17.4
26–30 98 23.0
31–35 97 22.8
36–40 73 17.1
> 40 61 14.3
Socioeconomic status
 Educationa Not educated 178 41.8
Educated 248 58.2
 Employmentb Employed 84 19.7
Farmer 73 17.1
ECD teachers 2 0.5
Hairdressers 2 0.5
Village health workers 3 0.7
Youth officers 1 0.2
Domestic workers 2 0.5
Tailors 1 0.2
Not employed 342 80.3
 Religion Traditional 1 0.2
Muslims 1 0.2
Christians 424 99.5
Mainline churchd 10 2.3
Protestantse 25 5.9
Pentecostalf 26 6.1
African apostolicg 363 85.2
 Domestic source of waterc Tap 0 0
Borehole 265 62.2
Dam 9 2.1
River 96 22.5
Well 125 29.3
 Toilet Those with a toilet at home 343 80.5
Those who use the toilet 362 85.0
  1. Notes: The table describes the age of the women, community of origin, education level, employment status, religious beliefs, their domestic water source, presence and use of toilet
  2. aAll women who went to school only up to primary level or below were considered as not educated. Participants were considered to be educated if they attained secondary level of education
  3. bAll women who had some form of income generating activity were considered employed. This included the teachers, hairdressers, village health workers, youth officers, small-scale farmers, domestic workers and tailors. Women were considered not employed if they had no income generating activity
  4. cMultiple responses were considered
  5. dRoman Catholic
  6. eReformed church in Zimbabwe, Methodist and Lutheran
  7. fZAOGA, Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe, Endtime message and New Revelation
  8. gJohane Masowe, Madzibaba and Nguotsvuku