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Table 3 Under-five children and maternal obstetric 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

Characteristics Category Frequency Unweighted percentage
Unweighted Weighted
Sex Male 187,282 185,107 50.58
Female 182,955 180,602 49.42
Plurality Single 356,644 352,199. 96.33
Multiple 13,593 13,510 3.67
Preceding birth interval ≥ 24 months 232,453 229,021 80.24
18-23 months 37,156 36,286 12.83
<  18 months 20,091 19,485 6.94
Preceding birth interval ≥ 24 months 232,453 229,022 80.24
<  24 months 57,247 55,770 19.76
Birth order <three 207,592 207,429 56.07
≥ four 162,645 158,280 43.93
Birth size at birth Low birth weight 221,658 219,360 63.32
Not low birth weight 128,411 127,222 36.68
ANC follow up No ANC visit 151,249 147,150 40.85
At least one ANC visit 218,988 218,559 59.15
Place of delivery Health facility 226,838 228,155 61.79
Home 140,269 134,373 38.21
Mode of delivery SVD 352,688 347,167 95.26
Cesarean section 17,549 18,542 4.74