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Table 1 Background characteristics for BCG vaccinated and BCG unvaccinated children in a cohort of 819 children in Mbale, Eastern Uganda

From: Child survival and BCG vaccination: a community based prospective cohort study in Uganda

  BCG vaccination status
Variable Unvaccinated N = 172 n (%) Vaccinated N = 647 n (%)
Maternal age
  <20 years 39 (22.7) 142 (22.0)
  20-24 51 (29.7) 212 (32.2)
  25-29 47 (27.3) 150 (23.2)
  ≥30 35 (20.6) 143 (22.1)
Parity
  0 47 (27.3) 153 (23.7)
  1-2 50 (29.1) 198 (30.6)
  3-4 38 (22.1) 151 (23.3)
  5 or more 37 (21.5) 145 (22.4)
Mother’s education
  >7 years 44 (25.6) 196 (30.3)
  ≤7 years 128 (74.4) 451 (69.7)
Residence   
  Rural 118 (68.6) 517 (79.9)
  Urban 54 (31.4) 130 (20.1)
Marital status
  Married 103 (59.9) 402 (62.1)
  Co-habiting 47 (27.3) 193 (29.8)
  Othera 22 (12.8) 52 (8.04)
Maternal HIV status
  Negative 31 (18.0) 110 (17.0)
  Positive 5 (2.91) 10 (1.55)
  Don’t know 136 (79.1) 527 (81.5)
Household wealth index
  Poorest 20% 28 (16.3) 135 (20.9)
  Middle 40% 65 (37.8) 261 (40.3)
  Richest 40% 79 (45.9) 251 (38.7)
Antenatal care attendance
  No 117 (68.0) 473 (73.1)
  Yes 55 (32.0) 174 (26.9)
Place of birth
  Home/TBA 114 (66.3) 333 (51.5)
  Hospital/clinic 58 (33.7) 314 (48.5)
Peer counselling for exclusive breastfeeding
  No 88 (51.2) 306 (47.3)
  Yes 84 (48.8) 341 (52.7)
  1. aIncludes women that were separated, divorced or widowed.