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Table 1 Characteristics of participants in Ogale and Eteo

From: Petroleum contaminated water and health symptoms: a cross-sectional pilot study in a rural Nigerian community

Characteristic Ogale Eteo
(n = 100) (n = 100)
Age, Mean (SD) 34.3 ± 11.2 35.5 ± 12.7
Age category
 18–20 3 5
 21–40 80 70
 41–60 11 19
  > 60 6 6
Sex (%)
 Female 53 55
 Male 47 45
Religion (%)
 Christian 98 95
 Muslim 2 5
Marital status (%)
 Married - Monogamous 60 71
 Married - Polygamous 2 0
 Widowed 3 5
 Single 35 24
Smoking (%)
 Never smoker 85 89
 Ever smoker 15 11
Education level (%)
 No formal education 1 3
 Primary school 7 18
 Secondary school 53 85
 Post-Secondary school 39 21
Occupation of head of household (%)
 Farmer 6 15
 Educator 3 0
 Artist/Musician 2 0
 Tradesman 40 44
 Professional 14 9
 Government/Civil Service 22 10
 Clergy 2 1
 Student 3 8
 Unemployed 4 9
 Retired 4 4
Primary medical care location (%)
 Private clinic 36 14
 Primary health center 8 41
 General hospital 26 20
 Local chemist 19 15
 None 8 8
 Other 3 2
Residents in household (median) 4 5
Number of childrena in household (median) 2 3
  1. Abbreviations: SD Standard Deviation
  2. aDefined as individuals under the age of 18