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Table 1 Socioeconomic characteristics of respondents (n = 438)

From: Mothers’ willingness to pay for HPV vaccines in Anambra state, Nigeria: a cross sectional contingent valuation study

Variable Frequence (%) or average (±SD)
Place of residence
Rural 250 (57.1)
Urban 188 (42.9)
Age of mothers (years)
<30 65 (14.9)
31–40 169 (38.8)
41–50 157 (36.0)
>50 45 (10.3)
Number of daughters
One 314 (71.9)
Two 106 (24.3)
Three 12 (2.7)
Four 5 (1.1)
Average age of daughters 10.7 (±1.4)
Tribe of respondent
Ibo 422 (96.8)
Others 14 (3.2)
Level of education
No education 19 (4.3)
Primary education 131 (30.0)
Secondary education 167 (38.2)
Tertiary education 75 (17.2)
Post tertirary education 45 (10.3)
Monthly incomea
Less than <US $251 (N50,000) 251 (57.6)
US$ 251–502 (N50,000–N100,000) 109 (25.0)
US$ 502–1256 (N100,000–N250,000) 43 (9.9)
US$ 1256–2512 (N250,000–N500,000) 16 (3.7)
>US$ 2512 (>N500,000) 17 (3.9)
Occupation
No occupation 28 (6.4)
Farming 57 (13.1)
House wife 40 (9.2)
Public servant 110 (25.3)
Private business 197 (45.3)
Others 2 (0.5)
Religious preference
None 1 (0.2)
Traditionalist 48 (11.0)
Catholic 276 (63.4)
Protestant 101 (23.2)
Muslim 7 (1.6)
Others 2 (0.5)
  1. a1 US$ = 199 Nigerian Naira