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Table 1 Distribution of demographic and socioeconomic variables amongst HDSS children during 2003–2007, during 2005 as mid-point of entry period

From: A cohort study of survival following discharge from hospital in rural Tanzanian children using linked data of admissions with community-based demographic surveillance

  General cohort, N = 28,910 Sick cohort, N = 703 Discharge survivals, N = 661
Age in months n (%) n (%) n (%)
 Infants 3,119 (19) 166 (24) 158 (24)
 1–< 2 3,418 (21) 161 (23) 150 (23)
 2–< 3 3,143 (20) 166 (23) 152 (23)
 3–< 4 3,049 (19) 127 (18) 120 (18)
 4–< 5 3,446 (21) 83 (12) 81 (12)
 Mean 30 27 27
Sex: Male 8,076 (50 351 (50) 326 (49)
 Female 8,099 (50) 352 (50) 335 (51)
District:
 Kilombero 9,466 (59) 389 (55) 367 (56)
 Ulanga 6,709 (42) 314 (45) 294 (44)
Proximityb
 < 25 km 2,657 (16) 284 (40) 267 (40)
 25–< 50 km 5,095 (32) 213 (30) 202 (31)
 50–< 75 km 3,940 (24) 124 (18) 116 (18)
 75 + km 4,483 (28) 82 (12) 76 (11)
Wealth quintilesa
 Poorest 3,397 (21)  
 Very poor 3,235 (20)
 Poor 3,397 (21)
 Less poor 2,912 (18)
 Least poor 3,235 (20)
  1. aThe following household wealth variables were considered all across from beginning to end of entry period for computation of household relative socio economic (wealth) status: Main occupation of the head of household; ownership of bicycle, radio, poultry, bed net, house made from blocks, house has latrine, type of water source and time to water source: Showing number of children in each of the 5 quintiles
  2. bProximity (in Kms) from home village to district hospital;