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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants, Gurage zone, 2017

From: Factors affecting prevention and control of malaria among endemic areas of Gurage zone: an implication for malaria elimination in South Ethiopia, 2017

Characteristics Frequency Percent
Age
 18–24 32 4
 25–34 176 22
 35–44 384 48
  ≥ 45 208 26
Sex
 Male 394 49.2
 Female 406 50.8
Marital status
 Single 80 10
 Married 720 90
Level of education
 No education 517 64.6
 Primary 218 27.2
 Secondary 61 7.7
 Tertiary 4 0.5
Occupation
 House wife/farmer 704 88
 Private employer 88 11
 Government employer 8 1
Wealth index
 Low 384 48
 Middle 312 39
 High 104 13
Family size
  ≤ 2 293 36.6
 3–4 430 53.8
  ≥ 5 77 9.6
Type of sleeping space
 Bed 168 21
 Floor 632 79
Availability of ceiling
 Yes 64 8
 No 736 92
Knowledge
 Yes 688 86
 No 112 14
Attitude
 Positive 560 70