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Table 4 Sero prevalence in relation to the demographic data of the mothers

From: Sero-survey of rubella IgM antibodies among children in Jos, Nigeria

Variables (Mothers) Rubella status of the children Total (%) P-value
  Positive no. (%) Negative no. (%)   
Age group in years    
20-29 25(26.9%) 18(19.4%) 43(46.2%)  
30-39 13(14.0%) 31(33.3%) 44(47.3%)  
40-49 4(4.3) 2(2.2) 6(6.5%) 0.015
Total 42(45.2) 51(54.8) 93(100.0%)  
Occupation    
Housewife 20(21.5) 31(33.3) 51(54.8%)  
Civil Servant 12((12.9) 11(11.8) 23(24.7%)  
Business Women 8(8.6) 8(8.6) 16(17.2%) 0.594
Others 2(2.2) 1(1.1) 3(3.2%)  
Total 42(45.2%) 51(54.8%) 93(100.0%)  
Education     
Primary 15(16.1) 23(24.7) 38(40.9%)  
Secondary 19(20.4) 19(20.4) 38(40.9%)  
Tertiary 7(7.5) 8(8.6) 15(16.1%) 0.828
None 1(1.1) 1(1.1) 2(2.2%)  
Total 42(45.2%) 51(54.8%) 93(100.0%)  
Marital Status     
Single 6(6.5) 3.(3.2) 9(9.7%)  
Married 36(38.7) 47(50.5) 83(89.9%) 0.271
Divorce 0(0.0) 1(1.1) 1(1.1%)  
Total 42(45.2%) 51(54.8) 93(100.0%)  
Type of Marriage    
Polygamy 19(20.4) 25(26.9) 44(47.3%)  
Monogamy 23(24.7) 26(28.0) 49(52.7%) 0.716
Total 42(45.2) 51(54.8) 93(100.0%)