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Table 2 Infant and under-five mortality rates for malaria intervention measures 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

Intervention measure Highland epidemic Coast endemic Lake endemic All
Mortality rates per thousand live births
IMR U5MR IMR U5MR IMR U5MR IMR U5MR
Bed nets use by children         
Higher (>60%) 47 104 51 62 64 118 58 97
Lower (<= 60%) 24 36 67 67 77 126 49 75
Prompt treatment with anti-malaria drugs for children with fever         
Higher (>45%) 16 34 44 49 63 101 55 79
Lower (<= 45%) 34 72 62 73 72 141 60 103
Anti-malaria drugs use during pregnancy for prevention         
Higher (>44%) 36 72 67 79 63 112 55 87
Lower (<= 44%) 43 88 38 42 82 144 52 89
Malaria prone area 30 53 54 63 69 121 54 88
  1. Key: IMR is Infant Mortality Rate; and, U5MR is Under-five Mortality Rate.
  2. Note: Cut point values for the categorical variables are discussed in section on Methods.