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Research Article

Factors Perceived by Caretakers as Barriers to Health Care for Under-Five Children in Mazabuka District, Zambia

Table 1

Demographic characteristics of caretakers who participated in the focus group discussions.

Frequency of participants
(%) of participants in Chivuna (%) of participants in Magoye

Age
  16–30 years22 (40.7)24 (46.2)
  31–57 years27 (50.0)24 (46.2)
Marital status
  Married26 (48.1)23 (44.2)
  Single18 (33.3)20 (38.5)
  Widowed10 (18.5)9 (17.3)
Education attainment**
  Grade 1–722 (40.7)20 (38.5)
  Grade 8-918 (33.3)15 (28.8)
  Grade 10–124 (7.4)10 (19.2)
  ≥grade 123 (5.6)4 (7.7)
Economic indicators
  Family owns bicycle42 (77.8)42 (80.8)
  Family owns radio33 (61.1)47 (90.4)
  Iron/asbestos roof16 (29.6)29 (55.8)
  Concrete floor12 (22.2)23 (44.2)
  Owns domestic animals14 (25.9)19 (36.5)

Total number of participants ( ) was 54.
Total number of participants ( ) was 52.
**Grade is equivalent to the number of years spent in basic education, with, for instance, grade 1 being the first year of primary education.