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Table 2 Mean number of recorded daily contacts, excluding contacts at school, by age, across different geographical contexts

From: Modeling the interplay between demography, social contact patterns, and SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the South West Shewa Zone of Oromia Region, Ethiopia

  Mean number of contacts per day (excluding school contacts)
Variable Overall
mean
(95% CI)
Remote
mean
(95% CI)
Rural
mean
(95% CI)
Urban
mean
(95% CI)
Total
  6.07 (5.88–6.26) 6.19 (5.87–6.51) 5.73 (5.44–6.02) 6.35 (5.96–6.73)
Age
 < 10 years 5.57 (5.32–5.83) 5.67 (5.23–6.12) 5.21 (4.84–5.58) 5.96 (5.46–6.47)
 10–19 years 6.48 (6.02–6.94) 6.33 (5.6–7.06) 6.30 (5.63–6.98) 7.00 (5.96–8.04)
 20–29 years 5.77 (5.28–6.26) 5.8 (5.04–6.56) 5.72 (4.84–6.6) 5.80 (4.82–6.78)
 30–39 years 6.99 (6.41–7.57) 6.84 (5.96–7.72) 7.05 (6.00–8.09) 7.20 (6.05–8.35)
 40–49 years 6.86 (6.08–7.65) 7.23 (5.85–8.61) 6.67 (5.51–7.82) 6.47 (5.01–7.92)
 50–59 years 5.80 (4.90–6.70) 5.76 (4.66–6.87) 5.77 (3.95–7.59) 5.90 (3.74–8.06)
 60 years + 5.84 (4.69–6.99) 7.73 (5.54–9.91) 3.56 (2.84–4.27) 5.80 (4.26–7.34)
Sex
 Male 6.15 (5.87–6.43) 6.15 (5.69–6.61) 6.02 (5.55–6.49) 6.34 (5.77–6.9)
 Female 5.99 (5.73–6.24) 6.23 (5.79–6.67) 5.46 (5.11–5.82) 6.36 (5.84–6.89)
Occupation
 Pre-school 5.42 (5.17–5.66) 5.51 (5.11–5.91) 5.08 (4.72–5.44) 5.76 (5.24–6.29)
 Student 6.57 (6.10–7.04) 6.51 (5.63–7.38) 6.24 (5.61–6.88) 7.20 (6.25–8.15)
 Manual/office/shop worker 7.23 (6.34–8.12) 7.0 (3.72–10.28) 7.47 (6.06–8.87) 7.0 (5.78–8.22)
 Housewife 5.76 (5.34–6.17) 5.67 (5.06–6.28) 5.43 (4.75–6.1) 6.67 (5.68–7.65)
 Agriculture 7.02 (6.35–7.68) 7.35 (6.53–8.16) 5.92 (4.86–6.98) 7.00 (5.04–8.96)
 Unemployed/retired 5.18 (4.4–5.96) 6 (3.88–8.12) 4.42 (3–5.83) 5.26 (4.25–6.27)
 Others 5.83 (5.26–6.4) 6 (5.14–6.86) 5.69 (4.68–6.7) 5.7 (4.42–6.98)
Setting
 Household 2.8 (2.68–2.92) 2.94 (2.74–3.15) 2.48 (2.28–2.67) 3.02 (2.8–3.24)
 Community 3.27 (3.09–3.45) 3.25 (2.95–3.54) 3.25 (2.97–3.53) 3.33 (2.98–3.67)
Traveled to a different neighborhood in the month prior the interview
 Yes 6.21 (5.83–6.59) 6.08 (5.34–6.81) 5.66 (5.16–6.16) 7.22 (6.46–7.97)
 No 6.01 (5.79–6.23) 6.22 (5.86–6.57) 5.76 (5.4–6.13) 5.93 (5.51–6.35)
Contacts outside neighborhood (%)
 0–14 years 0.67% (0.4–1.04) 0.38% (0.14–0.94) 0.19% (0.03–0.77) 1.80% (1.03–3.09)
 15–59 years 3.98% (3.23–4.89) 4.54% (3.36–6.07) 3.3% (2.19–4.9) 3.91% (2.47–6.07)
 60 years+ 2.74% (1.28–5.53) 1.18% (0.20–4.63) 0.00% (0.00–0.00) 10.34% (4.28–21.84)