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Table 1 Percentage distribution of children born less than 60 months prior to 2008/9 KDHS in Kenya’s malaria prone areas

From: Effects of bed nets and anti-malaria drugs use on childhood mortality in Kenya’s malaria endemic and epidemic areas

Variable Malaria prone area
Highland epidemic Coast endemic Lake endemic All
Bed nets use by children     
Higher (>60%) 26.3 82.2 64.9 57.9
Lower (<= 60%) 73.7 17.8 35.1 42.1
Number of children 938 770 1,570 3,278
Prompt treatment with anti-malaria drugs for children with fever     
Higher (>45%) 73.3 57.9 54.5 58.7
Lower (<= 45%) 26.7 42.1 45.5 41.3
Number of children 445 770 1,407 2,622
Anti-malaria drugs use during pregnancy for prevention     
Higher (>44%) 44.5 57.7 70.9 60.2
Lower (<= 44%) 55.5 42.3 29.1 39.8
Number of children 938 770 1,570 3,278
Mean breastfeeding duration in months     
Longer (>13.5) 86.1 52.5 47.6 59.8
Shorter (<= 13.5) 13.9 47.5 52.4 40.2
Number of children 938 770 1,570 3,278
Toilet facility type     
Improved 13.4 34.1 16.1 19.6
Non improved 86.6 65.9 83.9 80.4
Number of children 933 756 1,548 3,237
Age of child     
12-59 months 87.5 85.5 85.7 86.2
0 – 11 months 12.5 14.5 14.3 13.8
Number of children 938 770 1,570 3,278
  1. Note: Cut point values for the categorical variables are discussed in section on Methods.