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Table 7 Distribution of the main causes of death according to demographic and socioeconomic characteristics

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

   Total Communicable Non-Communicable Injuries Indeterminate  
   n n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) p
Sex Female 442 278 (48.8) 55 (50.9) 30 (35.3) 79 (46.2) 0.109
Male 492 292 (51.2) 53 (49.1) 55 (64.7) 92 (53.8)
Age (years) < 5 461 399 (70.0) 14 (13.0) 16 (18.8) 32 (18.7) <0.001
5–14 66 44 (7.7) 1 (0.9) 12 (14.1) 9 (5.3)
15–49 200 71 (12.5) 25 (23.1) 43 (50.6) 61 (35.7)
50+ 207 56 (9.8) 68 (63.0) 14 (16.5) 69 (40.4)
Educationa (years) None 332 202 (38.1) 52 (49.1) 16 (20.3) 62 (36.9) 0.001
1 to 4 316 202 (38.1) 27 (25.5) 31 (39.2) 56 (33.3)
5 or more 235 126 (23.8) 27 (25.5) 32 (40.5) 50 (29.8)
SEP index Lowest 186 121 (21.2) 23 (21.3) 12 (14.1) 30 (17.6) 0.053
Low 222 143 (25.1) 27 (25.0) 13 (15.3) 39 (22.9)
Medium 170 108 (18.9) 14 (13.0) 21 (24.7) 27 (15.9)
High 171 107 (18.8) 18 (16.7) 16 (18.7) 30 (17.6)
Highest 184 91 (16.0) 26 (24.1) 23 (27.1) 44 (25.9)
Residence Rural 180 88 (15.4) 23 (21.3) 32 (37.6) 37 (21.6) <0.001
Urban 754 482 (84.6) 85 (78.7) 53 (62.4) 134 (78.4)
Place of death Health facility 490 338 (59.3) 59 (54.6) 22 (25.9) 71 (41.5) <0.001
Other/unknown 444 232 (40.7) 49 (45.4) 63 (74.1) 100 (58.5)
  1. p p-value—chi square test
  2. SEP index: socioeconomic position index
  3. aFor participants under 15 years of age, the mother’s educational level was considered