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Table 2 Details of births and neonatal deaths recorded in the Sudan household health survey 2nd round, 2010 (N = 6,198)

From: Neonatal mortality in Sudan: analysis of the Sudan household survey, 2010

Characteristics Number of children % Neonatal mortality rate (per 1000 live births )
Child sex    
Male 3152 50.9 38
Female 3046 49.1 22
Maternal age in years    
<20 458 7.4 26
20 – 29 3217 51.9 30
30 – 39 2075 33.5 26
≥40 448 7.2 60
Maternal education    
Illiterate 2803 45.2 34
Intermediate or less(≤8 years) 2366 38.2 28
Secondary or above (> 8 years) 1029 16.6 27
Area of residence    
Urban 1674 27.0 31
Rural 4524 73.0 31
Household head education    
Illiterate 3020 48.7 32
Have some education 3140 50.7 28
missing 38 0.6  
Household wealth index    
Lowest 2860 46.1 37
Middle 1366 22.0 26
Highest 1972 31.8 24