Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the older women

From: Effect of intensive training in improving older women's knowledge and support for infant vaccination in Nigerian urban slums: a before-and-after intervention study

Selected sociodemographics Frequency Percentage
Age group (years)
 35–44 15 13.8
 45–54 31 28.4
 55–64 35 32.1
 65 years and above 28 25.9
Marital Status
 Married 81 75.0
 Widowed 26 23.9
 Single 1 0.9
 Separated 1 0.9
Educational Level
 No formal Education 29 26.6
 Primary 22 20.4
 Secondary 54 50.0
 Tertiary 4 3.7
Occupation
 Business Woman/Trading 79 72.5
 Artisan 10 9.2
 Retired Civil Servant 5 4.6
 Patent Medicine Vendor 1 0.9
 Birth Attendant/Midwife 4 3.7
 None 10 9.2
Number of Children   
 1–2 8 7.3
 3–4 40 36.7
 5 and above 61 56.0
Relationship of Older Woman to Mother
 Mother-in-law 47 43.1
 Mother 30 27.5
 Sister 9 8.3
 Sister-in-law 7 6.4
 Aunt 6 5.5
 Neighbor 6 5.5
 Friend 2 1.8
 Grandmother 2 1.8
Total 109 100.0