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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study participants in Sub-Saharan Africa using the recent (2010-2018) DHS data, 2021

From: Time to death and its determinants among under-five children in Sub-Saharan Africa using the recent (2010–2018) demographic and health survey data: country-based shared frailty analyses

Variable Category Frequency Unweighted percentage
Unweighted Weighted
Maternal age 15-19 23,110 22,319 6.24
20-35 278,395 276,459 75.20
36-49 68,732 66,931 18.56
Maternal age at birth ≥20 years 309,371 306,321 83.56
< 20 years 60,866 59,388 16.44
Marital status Not currently married 22,626 21,483 6.11
Married 347,611 344,226 93.89
Maternal educational status No education 156,494 151,422 42.27
Primary 122,889 121,010 33.19
Secondary and above 90,854 93,277 24.54
Husband education status No education 122,858 119,951 38.86
Primary 87,816 88,112 27.77
Secondary and above 105,510 105,710 33.37
Husband occupational status No working 10,890 10,646 3.44
Working 305,732 04,354 96.56
Residence Urban 110,659 114,698 29.89
Rural 259,578 251,011 70.11
Sex of the household head Male 293,821 292,826 79.36
Female 76,416 72,883 20.64
Wealth status Poor 176,794 162,726 47.75
Middle 72,855 73,625 19.68
Rich 120,588 129,358 32.57
Toilet facility Had toilet 42,921 247,866 65.63
No toilet 127,194 117,712 34.37
Water source Improved 83,191 86,186 22.47
Unimproved 286,985 279,462 77.53
Country income Low income 212,176 213,407. 57.31
Lower middle income 135,359 130,853 36.56
Higher middle income 22,702 21,449 6.13
Sub-Saharan region East Africa 124,908 124,918. 33.74
West Africa 78,624 75,219 21.24
Central Africa 154,897 154,023 41.84
Southern Africa 11,808 11,549 3.19