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Table 3 Distribution of Childhood Mortality Experience by Selected Background Characteristics of Women of aged 15–49 in Northern and Southern, Nigeria, 2008

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

Background North South
Child Mortality Child Mortality
Characteristics No Yes Total No Yes Total
Total 7034(52.7) 6324(47.3) 100.0(13358) 69.1(6944) 30.1(3102) 100.0(10046)
Current Age p < 0.001; χ 2 -value = 1417.224 p < 0.001; χ 2 -value = 691.626
15-19 83.9(761) 16.1(146) 100.0(907) 92.4(243) 7.6(20) 100.0(263)
20-24 71.4(1669) 28.6(667) 100.0(2336) 85.4(986) 14.6(168) 100.0(1154)
25-29 60.7(1745) 39.3(1130) 100.0(2875) 77.9(1695) 22.1(481) 100.0(2176)
30-34 49.0(1114) 51.0(1160) 100.0(2274) 73.8(1451) 26.2(516) 100.0(1967)
35-39 39.6(752) 60.4(1145) 100.0(1897) 63.1(1152) 36.9(674) 100.0(1826)
40-44 34.9(549) 65.1(1026) 100.0(1575) 58.7(796) 41.3(560) 100.0(1356)
45-49 29.7(444) 70.3(1050) 100.0(1494) 47.6(621) 52.4(683) 100.0(1304)
Mean Age 28.5 ± 8.2 34.2 ± 8.5 31.2 ± 8.8 32.0 ± 7.9 36.6 ± 7.9 33.4 ± 8.2
Residence p < 0.001; χ 2 -value = 83.361 p < 0.001; χ 2 -value = 142.934
Urban 60.1(1760) 39.9(1168) 100.0(2928) 75.2(3383) 24.8(1113) 100.0(4496)
Rural 50.6(5275) 49.4(5155) 100.0(10430) 64.2(3561) 35.8(1989) 100.0(5550)
Education p < 0.001; χ 2 -value = 480.136 p < 0.001; χ 2 -value = 406.498
None 47.4(4394) 52.6(4872) 100.0(9266) 57.2(735) 42.8(549) 100.0(1284)
Primary 56.1(1262) 43.9(987) 100.0(2249) 60.0(1908) 40.0(1271) 100.0(3179)
Secondary 73.6(1067) 26.4(383) 100.0(1450) 75.1(3283) 24.9(1089) 100.0(4372)
Higher 79.4(312) 20.6(81) 100.0(393) 84.0(1017) 16.0(194) 100.0(1211)
Wealth Index p < 0.001; χ 2 -value = 289.803 p < 0.001; χ 2 -value = 272.048
Poorest 47.9(2195) 52.1(2385) 100.0(4580) 64.5(355) 35.5(195) 100.0(550)
Poorer 48.2(1801) 51.8(1936) 100.0(3737) 60.7(742) 39.3(480) 100.0(1222)
Middle 54.5(1361) 45.5(1137) 100.0(2498) 60.0(1196) 40.0(797) 100.0(1993)
Richer 61.6(987) 38.4(614) 100.0(1601) 68.2(1872) 31.8(872) 100.0(2744)
Richest 73.5(692) 26.5(250) 100.0(942) 78.6(2778) 21.4(758) 100.0(3536)
Religion p < 0.001; χ 2 -value = 141.423 p < 0.001; χ 2 -value = 49.805
Christian 61.6(1793) 38.4(1116) 100.0(2909) 68.6(5533) 31.4(2538) 100.0(8071)
Islam 50.0(5067) 50.0(5073) 100.0(10140) 73.8(1283) 26.2(456) 100.0(1739)
Traditional 65.4(125) 34.6(66) 100.0(191) 50.0(90) 50.0(90) 100.0(180)
Others 41.9(49) 58.1(68) 100.0(117) 67.3(37) 32.7(18) 100.0(55)