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Table 1 Under-five mortality rates and 95% confidence intervals by background characteristics [un-weighted data] (DRC-DHS, 2007)

From: Child mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo: cross-sectional evidence of the effect of geographic location and prolonged conflict from a national household survey

Background characteristics U5M rates 95% CI
Type of place of residence Low Upper
Urban 120.4 112.2 129.2
Rural 184.1 176.1 192.5
Sex    
Male 168.2 159.8 177.1
Female 149.2 141.1 157.7
Preceding birth interval    
< 24 months 214.3 200.9 228.4
≥ 24 months 133.5 126.1 141.2
Maternal age at birth    
< 20 years 181.6 166.9 197.4
20–34 148.0 141.1 155.2
≥ 35 183.4 167.0 201.1
Household wealth index    
Low income household 191.4 180.5 202.9
Intermediate income household 167.3 157.1 178.2
High income household 116.4 107.6 125.9
Maternal education    
None 194.9 182.4 208.1
Primary 170.8 161.5 180.5
Secondary & higher 113.6 104.8 123.2
Maternal marital status    
Unmarried mother 170.5 152.4 190.6
Mother in union 157.4 151.2 163.8
Province of residence    
Kinshasa 94.3 80.7 110.0
Bas Congo 172.6 151.2 196.6
Bandundu 140.3 122.4 160.6
Équateur 162.0 144.3 181.8
Orientale 184.8 162.5 209.7
North Kivu 118.4 101.1 138.4
South Kivu 183.5 163.3 205.8
Maniema 207.8 187.0 230.5
Katanga 157.4 139.4 177.6
Kasaï-Oriental 162.9 145.1 182.7
Kasaï-Occidental 173.6 153.4 196.2
Overall 158.8 152.9 164.9