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Table 2 Socioeconomic characteristics of the study population, stratified by setting and age group

From: Local concepts of anemia-related illnesses and public health implications in the Taabo health demographic surveillance system, Côte d’Ivoire

Characteristics Town (N=108) Village (N=114) Hamlet (N=93)
  Women Children Women Children Women Children
  n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%)
Sociodemographic indicator       
Poorest 2 (8.0) 2 (2.4) 9 (14.8) 7 (13.0) 28 (96.6) 59 (90.8)
Poor 7 (28.0) 30 (36.1) 30 (49.2) 27 (50.0) 1 (3.5) 6 (9.2)
Least poor 16 (64.0) 51 (61.5) 22 (36.1) 20 (37.0) 0 0
Mean age (years) 20.0 9.0 21.6 8.9 22.2 8.8
Female 25 (100.0) 38 (45.8) 61 (100.0) 19 (35.9) 29 (100.0) 31 (48.4)
Principal language of the interview      
French 21 (84.0) 66 (79.5) 28 (45.9) 14 (26.4) 4 (13.8) 3 (4.7)
Other 4 (16.0) 17 (20.5) 33 (54.1) 39 (73.6) 25 (86.2) 58 (95.3)
Went to school 15 (60.0) 79 (95.2) 21 (34.4) 43 (81.1) 6 (20.7) 49 (76.6)
Can read and write 12 (48.0) 73 (87.6) 15 (24.6) 32 (60.4) 3 (10.3) 26 (40.6)
Occupation       
Farmer 1 (4.0) N/A 33 (54.1) N/A 25 (86.2) N/A
Merchant 10 (40.0) N/A 18 (29.5) N/A 1 (3.5) N/A
Housekeeper 6 (24.0) N/A 8 (13.1) N/A 1 (3.5) N/A
Student 4 (16.0) N/A 2 (3.3) N/A 1 (3.5) N/A
Other 4 (16.0) N/A 0 N/A 1 (3.5) N/A
  1. N/A, not applicable.