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Table 1 Distribution of Selected Background Characteristics of Women aged 15–49 by Northern and Southern Regions in Nigeria, 2008

From: Survival probability and predictors for woman experience childhood death in Nigeria: “analysis of north–south differentials”

Background Characteristics Region Total χ2-value p-value
North South
Total 100.0(13359) 100.0(10047) 100.0(23406)   
Age     445.292 p < 0.001
15-19 6.8(908) 2.6(263) 5.0(1171)   
20-24 17.5(2336) 11.5(1154) 14.9(3490)   
25-29 21.5(2875) 21.7(2176) 21.6(5051)   
30-34 17.0 (2274) 19.6(1967) 18.1(4241)   
35-39 14.2(1897) 18.2(1826) 15.9(3723)   
40-44 11.8(1575) 13.5(1356) 12.5(2931)   
45-49 11.2(1494) 13.0(1305) 12.0(2799)   
Mean Age 31.2 ± 8.8 36.6 ± 7.9 33.4 ± 8.2   
Residence     1381.114 p < 0.001
Urban 21.9(2927) 44.8(4496) 31.7 (7423)   
Rural 78.1(10430) 55.2(5550) 68.3(15980)   
Education     7772.909 p < 0.001
None 69.4 (9266) 12.8(1283) 45.1 (10549)   
Primary 16.8(2249) 31.7 (3180) 23.2(5429)   
Secondary 10.8(1449) 43.5 (4372) 24.9(5821)   
Higher 2.9(393) 12.1(1211) 6.9(1604)   
Wealth Index     5951.738 p < 0.001
Poorest 34.3 (4580) 5.5(550) 21.9(5130)   
Poorer 28.0(3737) 12.2(1222) 21.2(4959)   
Middle 18.7(2498) 19.8(1994) 19.2(4492)   
Richer 12.0(1601) 27.3 (2744) 18.6(4345)   
Richest 7.1(942) 35.2(3536) 19.1(4478)   
Religion     8082.735 p < 0.001
Christian 21.8(2910) 80.3 (8071) 46.9 (10981)   
Islam 75.9(10140) 17.3(1739) 50.8 (11879)   
Traditional 1.4(191) 1.8(181) 1.6 (372)   
Others 0.9(117) 0.5(55) 0.7(172)