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Table 1 Population characteristics in Manhiça DSS (1998–2005), Maputo province (1997–2005) and Mozambique (1997–2005)

From: Levels and trends of demographic indices in southern rural Mozambique: evidence from demographic surveillance in Manhiça district

Population characteristics 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
DSS, mid yr pop. 32856 34674 37012 38163 56262 71950 73847 79783
DSS, sex ratio* 79.3 80.1 81.2 82.7 80.3 77.6 78.6 77.9
DSS, household size** 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.9 4 4.2 4.3
DSS, % female headed 32.4 32.0 31.9 31.8 28.7 29.4 29.3 29.9
Maputo prov., sex ratio* 89.9 90.7 91.4 92.0 92.5 93.0 93.4 93.8
Mozambique, sex ratio* 92.2 92.3 92.4 92.6 92.7 92.9 93.0 93.2
  1. Sources: Manhiça DSS data and [20].
  2. * Calculated by dividing the number of males by the number of females and multiplied by 100.
  3. ** Household size – the average number of people per household.