Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of deaths and VA respondents

n

%


Age at death (mean)ŧ

31

0 to 28 days

555

11.0

1 month to 12 years

1653

32.9

Above 12 years

2819

56.1

Sex of the deceasedŧ

Female

2515

50.1

Male

2512

49.9

Respondent's level of education

Primary

2886

68

Secondary

570

13.4

Above secondary

249

5.9

No education

539

12.7

Relationship of the respondent with the deceased*

Partner

666

27.8

Son/daughter

817

34.1

Parent

138

5.8

Other

773

32.3

Relationship of the respondent with the deceased**

Mother

1026

57.1

Father

498

27.8

Grandmother

149

8.3

Grandfather

28

1.6

Other

93

5.2

Relationship to the head of household

Child

1601

37.7

Grandchild

288

6.8

Partner

421

9.9

Self

1092

25.7

Other

842

19.8

Residing with mother

Yes

2229

52

No

2015

48

Residing with father

Yes

2775

65.4

No

1469

34.6

Number of deaths per household

One

2339

55.1

More than one

1905

44.9

Place of death

Health facility

1345

31.7

Outside health facility

2899

68.3

Undetermined cause of death assigned

Yes

3095

72.9

No

1149

27.1


ŧ Includes all eligible deaths

* Adult deaths

** Neonatal and child deaths.

Mwanyangala et al. Population Health Metrics 2011 9:41   doi:10.1186/1478-7954-9-41

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