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Table 5 Inequalities by sex in preventive care and 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 P
   Boys Girls  
VACCINE COVERAGE & VITAMIN A (in children aged 12–23 months)
BCG before 12 months of age 647/724 88% 91% 0.17
DPT-HepB3 before 12 months of age 588/724 82% 80% 0.37
OPV3 before 12 months of age 657/724 90% 92% 0.40
Measles before 12 months of age 496/724 66% 71% 0.19
Vitamin A in previous 6 months 500/710 71% 70% 0.87
MOSQUITO NETS (in children aged 0–23 months)
Slept under a net last night 417/1,401 32% 28% 0.11
Slept under a treated net last night 159/1,401 13% 10% 0.19
Slept under a recently-treated net last night 125/1,401 11% 7% 0.03
MALARIA AND ANAEMIA (in children aged 0–23 months)
Malaria parasitaemia 780/1,254 62% 62% 0.90
Severe anaemia (Hb < 8 g/dL) 384/1,256 67% 72% 0.07
RECENT ILLNESS AND CARE-SEEKING (in children aged 0–23 months)
Illness in the last two weeks 674/1,410 49% 47% 0.53
Sought care from a Western-style health care provider (hospital, health centre, dispensary etc) 309/674 44% 48% 0.28
Admissions in the previous year 227/1,414 19% 13% 0.008
NUTRITION
Exclusive breastfeeding in children under 6 months old 79/332 23% 25% 0.68
Underweight (weight-for-age z-score under -2) in children 0–23 months old 400/1,243 34% 31% 0.32