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Table 4 Preventive care and recent illness in children under two years (source: household survey)

From: Health and survival of young children in southern Tanzania

Indicator Number of children Percentage of children
VACCINE COVERAGE & VITAMIN A (in children aged 12–23 months)
BCG before 12 months of age 647/724 89%
DPT-HepB3 before 12 months of age 588/724 81%
OPV3 before 12 months of age 657/724 91%
Measles before 12 months of age 496/724 69%
Vitamin A in previous 6 months 500/710 70%
MOSQUITO NETS (in children aged 0–23 months)
Slept under a net last night 417/1,401 30%
Slept under a treated net last night 159/1,401 11%
Slept under a recently-treated net last night 125/1,401 9%
MALARIA AND ANAEMIA (in children aged 0–23 months)
Malaria parasitaemia 780/1,254 62%
Severe anaemia (Hb < 8 g/dL) 384/1,256 31%
RECENT ILLNESS AND CARE-SEEKING (in children aged 0–23 months)
Illness in the last two weeks 674/1,410 48%
Sought care from a Western-style health care provider (hospital, health centre, dispensary etc) 309/674 46%
Admissions in the previous year 227/1,414 16%
NUTRITION
Exclusive breastfeeding in children under 6 months old 79/332 24%
Underweight (weight-for-age z-score under -2) in children 0–23 months old 400/1,243 32%