Table 2

Baseline characteristics of the intervention and control groups

Group A
(n=246)
Group B
(n=245)
Control
(n=245)
P value*
Age (years)
18–30169 (69%)163 (67%)151 (62%)0.147
31–4959 (24%)74 (29%)73 (30%)
50+18 (7%)10 (4%)21 (9%)
Sex
Female118 (48%)127 (52%)130 (53%)0.499
Male128 (52%)118 (48%)115 (47%)
Education
No formal17 (7%)9 (4%)18 (7%)0.226
Primary14 (6%)12 (5%)12 (5%)
Secondary133 (54%)126 (51%)142 (58%)
Postsecondary82 (33%)98 (40%)72 (29%)
Religion
Islam155 (63%)141 (58%)149 (61%)0.461
Christianity91 (37%)104 (42%)96 (39%)
Income (leones)†
0–300.000175 (71%)158 (64%)160 (65%)0.418
300.000–1.000.00060 (24%)68 (28%)69 (28%)
>1.0000.00011 (4%)19 (8%)16 (7%)
Typhoid from mosquitoes?
No94 (38%)100 (41%)93 (38%)0.648
Yes123 (50%)122 (50%)128 (52%)
I don’t know26 (11%)23 (9%)23 (9%)
No response3 (1%)0 (0%)1 (0%)
Typhoid without malaria?
No145 (59%)146 (60%)142 (58%)0.827
Yes83 (34%)86 (35%)89 (36%)
I don’t know17 (7%)13 (5%)14 (6%)
No response1 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)
  • Data are n (%).

  • *Based on χ2 test.

  • †At the time of the baseline survey 10.000 leones was worth approximately US$1.