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Table 1 Participant and parental baseline characteristics (N = 2500)

From: Two year mortality and associated factors in a cohort of children from rural Uganda

  Dead (n = 152) Live (n = 2348)
Characteristic No % No %
Sex (p-value 0.96)     
 Male 79 52.0 1208 51.8
 Female 73 48.0 1125 48.2
Place of birth (p-value 0.038*)     
 Health facility yes 71 46.7 1300 55.4
 Not at health facility No 81 53.3 1048 44.6
Mode of delivery (p 0.095)     
 Caesarian/Assisted 1 0.7 70 3.0
 Normal 151 99.3 2278 97.0
Birth complications (p 0.64)     
 Yes 3 2.0 61 2.6
 No 149 98.0 2287 97.4
History of household TB contact at Day 0 (p 0.54)     
 Yes 4 2.6 84 3.6
 No 148 97.4 2264 96.4
Mother’s education level (p 0.53)     
 None 26 17.1 312 13.3
 Primary 91 59.9 1502 64.0
 Secondary 32 21.1 473 20.1
 University/Tertiary 3 2.0 61 2.6
Mother’s age (p < 0.001*)     
 13-17 yrs 20 13.2 116 4.9
 18-24 yrs 60 39.5 1044 44.5
 25-29 yrs 27 17.8 507 21.6
 30-34 yrs 30 19.7 390 16.6
 35-39 yrs 9 5.9 165 7.0
 40+ yrs 1 0.7 40 1.7
 Unknown 5 3.3 86 3.7
Mother’s occupation (p o.11)     
 Occupation of direct income 3 2.0 114 4.9
 No direct income 149 98.0 2234 95.1
Father’s age (p 0.217)     
 13-17 yrs 2 1.3 7 0.3
 18-24 yrs 27 17.8 387 16.5
 25-29 yrs 28 18.4 466 19.9
 30-34 yrs 20 13.2 408 17.4
 35-39 yrs 20 13.2 355 15.1
 40+ yrs 51 33.6 695 29.6
 Unknown 4 2.6 30 1.3
Father’s education level (p 0.020*)     
 None 25 16.5 244 10.4
 Primary 71 46.7 1188 50.6
 Secondary 52 34.2 775 30.0
 University/Tertiary 4 2.6 141 6.0
Father’s occupation (p 0.281)     
 Direct income 48 31.6 843 35.9
 No direct income 104 68.4 1505 64.1
  1. Note: The dead participants were significantly different from the surviving ones in respect of mother’s age, place of birth and father’s education.
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