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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study sample by slum of residence

From: Childhood vaccination in informal urban settlements in Nairobi, Kenya: Who gets vaccinated?

  Korogocho Viwandani Total
  % % N %
Assets index* -0.34 (0.24) 0.26 (0.11) - -
Expenditure (KSh)* 3386 (434) 3706 (279) - -
Ethnicity of the Person     
   Kikuyu 34.5 21.9 480 28.1
   Luhya 19.9 14.8 296 17.3
   Luo 24.6 10.6 298 17.4
   Kamba 6.0 35.3 359 21.0
   Others 15.1 17.4 278 16.3
Delivery place     
   Home 27.5 29.8 530 28.7
   Health Facility 72.5 70.2 1316 71.3
Marital status as at first interview     
   Not married 20.2 9.8 274 14.8
   Married/In union 79.8 90.2 1572 85.2
Mother's education     
   Incomplete Primary/No education 45.4 24.1 636 34.5
   Completed Primary 39.6 43.7 770 41.7
   Secondary 15.1 32.1 440 23.8
Mother's age at delivery     
   <20 16.2 10.3 243 13.2
   20-24 34.1 39.6 682 36.9
   25-29 22.1 25.2 437 23.7
   30+ 27.7 24.9 484 26.2
Parity     
   Parity 1 28.9 36.0 599 32.6
   Parity 2 27.9 31.1 543 29.5
   Parity 3+ 43.2 33.0 698 37.9
Antenatal care     
   No ANC 3.3 2.9 57 3.1
   Seen a doctor 9.0 15.7 230 12.5
   Seen a nurse 87.6 81.5 1559 84.5
Postnatal care     
   No postnatal 8.5 1.9 94 5.1
   Postnatal 91.5 98.1 1752 94.9
Child's sex     
   Male 50.7 49.2 922 49.9
   Female 49.8 50.8 924 50.1
Birth weight     
   Less than 2.5 kg 12.8 13.3 234 12.7
   2.5 kg or greater 87.9 86.7 1606 87.3
  1. *These variables are calculated as mean (±SD) values for each slum settlement