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Table 3 Causes of death among children from 1 to 4 years of age

From: Main causes of death in Dande, Angola: results from Verbal Autopsies of deaths occurring during 2009–2012

1–4 years Female (n = 87) Male (n = 95) Total (N = 182)
  N % N % N %
Malaria 43 32.8 45 35.4 88 34.1
Intestinal infectious diseases (diarrhea) 23 17.6 28 22.0 51 19.8
Malnutrition 21 16.0 17 13.4 38 14.7
Acute respiratory infections (pneumonia) 17 13.0 8 6.3 25 9.7
Measles 5 3.8 7 5.5 12 4.6
Accidental drowning and submersion 2 1.5 5 3.9 7 2.7
Burn and corrosion 2 1.5 1 0.8 3 1.2
Infections of the skin 1 0.8 2 1.6 3 1.2
Meningitis 2 1.5 0 0.0 2 0.8
Congenital malform. circulatory system 2 1.5 0 0.0 2 0.8
Sepsis 1 0.8 1 0.8 2 0.8
HIV 1 0.8 1 0.8 2 0.8
Anaemia 0 0.0 2 1.6 2 0.8
Traffic accidents 1 0.8 0 0.0 1 0.4
Falls 1 0.8 0 0.0 1 0.4
Struck by thrown. proj. or falling object 1 0.8 0 0.0 1 0.4
Digestive system 0 0.0 1 0.8 1 0.4
Nephrotic syndrome 0 0.0 1 0.8 1 0.4
Unknow (R95-R99) 2 1.5 1 0.8 3 1.2
Indeterminate 6 4.6 7 5.5 13 5.0
Total (multiple causes considered) 131   127   258