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Table 1 Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of less than 36-months old children

From: BCG vaccination in southern rural Mozambique: an overview of coverage and its determinants based on data from the demographic and health surveillance system in the district of Manhiça

Variablea n % Variable n %
Sex Mother’s antenatal visits
 Boy 3979 50.4  1 to 2 170 9.8
 Girl 3921 49.6  3 or more 1573 90.3
Number of siblings Place of delivery
 None 9 0.5  Health centre 1665 95.6
 1 to 2 851 48.8  Home/Way to hospital 77 4.4
 3 or above 883 50.7 Type of birth
Season of birth  Natural 1655 95.0
 Rainy 4329 54.8  C-Section 88 5.0
 Dry 3574 45.2 Distance to health centre
Wealth Index  Less than 5 km 988 19.8
 1st Quintile 1312 18.4  More than 5 km 3994 80.2
 2nd Quintile 1478 20.8 Mother’s marital status
 3rd Quintile 1450 20.4  Single 513 10.1
 4th Quintile 1451 20.4  Married/Union 3909 77.2
 5th Quintile 1418 20.0  Divorced/Separated 641 12.7
Area Mother’s education
 Manhiça Sede 1706 21.6  No education 2110 43.0
 3 de Fevereiro 1593 20.2  Primary 2308 47.0
 Ilha Josina Machel 144 1.8  Secondary or Higher 491 10.0
 Xinavane 2215 28.0 Mother’s religion
 Maluana 1689 21.4  Christian 2126 44.5
 Calanga 556 7.0  Muslim 42 0.9
     Traditional African 2176 45.5
     Others 435 9.1
  1. a Many variables presented missing data due to lack of completeness of the questionnaire, or because some of them were implemented in different years