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Table 1 Characteristics of the population in the four settlements of the study area [N = 42, 177 (10, 102 households)]

From: Why do participants drop-out: findings from a prospective pediatric cohort for fever surveillance established at Vellore, southern India

 TotalCAPKASPARNPVSPMp-value
n%n%n%n%n%
Total population#42,17711,89928.212,78830.310,33924.5715117
Population aged < 15 years#10,14924.1299929.5286328.2262225.8166516.4
Age distribution of children< 5 years305130.196532.284029.375928.948729.20.041
5–10 years357435.2105335.1101635.593835.856734.1
10–15 years352434.798132.7100735.292535.361136.7
Number of families#10,102288928.6311730.9233823.1175817.4
Type of familyNuclear725471.8218475.6218170161869.2127172.3< 0.0001
Joint/extended284828.270524.49363072030.848727.7
ReligionHindu498149.3155453.8178257.223410141180.3< 0.0001
Muslim461245.6128144.3103733.3207188.622312.7
Christian5035521.82979.5311.31237
Others60.120.11020.110
Socio-economic statusLow297529.493032.278425.26782958333.2< 0.0001
Middle568956.3155854186559.8127254.499456.5
High143814.340113.84681538816.618110.3
Education (highest in household)No education5755.720171414.51225.21116.3< 0.0001
Class 1 to 55555.51986.91274.11566.7744.2
Class 6 to 8142914.148816.832410.440017.121712.3
High school262626809287782557324.546626.5
Higher secondary188618.75201859919.244619.132118.3
Degree30313067323.3114836.864127.456932.4
Mother’s educationNo education478347.3140548.6138844.5111347.687749.9< 0.0001
Class 1 to 5126012.539413.631410.140617.41468.3
Class 6 to 8159015.74601651016.437716.124313.8
High school142714.138713.451916.623910.228216
Higher secondary5815.814452146.91235.31005.7
Degree4614.6993.41725.5803.41106.3
  1. CAP: Chinnallapuram; KASPA: Kaspa; RNP: Ramnaickanpalayam, VSPM: Vasanthapuram
  2. # Row percentage
  3. * Socio-economic status was classified as low, middle and high using the modified Kuppusamy scale that included education, occupation and selected assets [19]