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Table 1 Descriptive table of the variables included in the analysis

From: The effect of war on infant mortality in the Democratic Republic of Congo

  Distribution among the women in % Distribution among the children in % Person-month
Place of residence
 Urban 38.8 37.0 257,855
 Rural 61.2 63.1 441,129
Province
 Kinshasa 10.4 8.8 61,503
 Bas-Congo 6.5 6.1 42,926
 Bandundu 11.6 11.0 76,518
 Equateur 11.8 12.0 83,525
 Orientale 10.5 10.2 71,136
 Nord-Kivu 6.4 6.9 48,100
 Maniema 7.2 6.9 48,451
 Sud-Kivu 5.4 5.9 41,470
 Katanga 10.7 11.5 80,678
 Kasaï Oriental 11. 12.2 85,046
 Kasaï Occidental 8.2 8.5 59,631
Marital status
 Pre-union birth 10.8 11.0 75,036
 Within union birth 89.2 89.3 623,948
Educational attainment
 No education 23.4 24.6 171,977
 Up to primary education 42.0 43.8 306,462
 Post primary education 34.6 31.6 220,545
Age at each birth
 10–21   29.2 203,736
 22–27   34.8 243,243
 28–49   36.1 252,005
Previous sibling death during infancy
 No previous sibling death during infancy   80.8 564,629
 Previous sibling death during infancy   19.2 134,355
Birth order and spacing
 First born, no spacing   23.1 161,603
 2nd born, <2 years   5.9 40,911
 2nd born, > = 2 years   13.9 96,876
 3rd - 4th born, < 2 years   8.9 62,062
 3rd - 4th born, > = 2 years   20.1 140,621
 5th- 16th born, <2 years   9.5 66,391
 5th- 16th born, > = 2 years   18.7 130,520
Gender
 Boy   50.5 353,249
 Girl   49.5 345,735
Age period of infant
 Neonatal (first month of living)   7.8 53,768
 Post-neonatal (months 1–11)   92.3 345,735
Calendar year
 Pre-war   20.2 141,297
 War   42.7 298,428
 Post-war   37.1 259,259
Conflict events
 No number of conflict events   63.1 443,248
 Low number of conflict events   8.7 60,580
 Medium number of conflict events   15.0 104,897
 High number of conflict events   12.9 90,259
Conflict deaths
 No number of conflict deaths   63.4 443,248
 Low number of conflict deaths   13.2 92,040
 Medium number of conflict deaths   11.7 81,965
 High number of conflict deaths   11.7 81,731
Total 15,103 53,768 698,984