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Table 1 Study villages, inhabitants, main economic activities and mobile phones possession

From: Potential use of mobile phones in improving animal health service delivery in underserved rural areas: experience from Kilosa and Gairo districts in Tanzania

District Village
(No. interviewed)
Type of participants and their main economic activities Mobile phone possession
Livestock keeping inhabitants Main economic activity Level/No. phones 1 (%) 2 (%) 3–4 (%) 5–6 (%) 7+ (%) Total
Kilosa Parakuyo (43) Maasai Pastoralists Individual 39 (90.7) 4 (9.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 43 (100.0)
Family 7 (16.3) 7 (16.3) 15 (34.9) 9 (20.9) 5 (11.6) 43 (100.0)
Mvumi (41) Sukuma Agro-pastoralists Individual 36 (90.0) 4 (10.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 40 (100.0)
Family 15 (46.9) 9 (28.1) 6 (18.8) 1 (3.1) 1 (3.1) 32 (100.0)
Gairo Chakwale (54) Kaguru and Wanguu Agro-pastoralists Individual 50 (96.2) 2 (3.8) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 52 (100.0)
Family 17 (45.9) 6 (16.2) 9 (24.3) 2 (5.4) 3 (8.1) 37 (100.0)
Overall (138) Individual 125 (92.6) 10 (7.4) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 135 (100.0)
Family 39 (34.8) 22 (19.6) 30 (26.8) 12 (10.7) 9 (8.0) 112 (100.0)