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Table 1 Study variables of participants

From: Prevalence and determinants of childhood mortality in Nigeria

Variable Frequency Percentage
Age group of female partners
 15–19 872 10.1
 20–24 1674 19.3
 25–29 2305 26.6
 30–34 1703 19.7
 35–39 1318 15.2
 40–44 608 7.0
 45–49 178 2.1
 Total 8658 100.0
Age group of male partners
 15–19 20 0.2
 20–24 323 3.7
 25–29 1113 12.9
 30–34 1636 18.9
 35–39 1945 22.5
 40–44 1785 20.6
 45–49 1836 21.2
 Total 8658 100.0
Region of couples
 North Central 1412 16.3
 North East 1719 19.9
 North West 2851 32.9
 South East 515 5.9
 South South 1043 12.0
 South West 1118 12.9
 Total 8658 100.0
Residence of couples
 Urban 2821 32.6
 Rural 5837 67.4
 Total 8658 100.0
Education of female partners
 No formal education 3942 45.5
 Primary 1767 20.4
 Secondary 2301 26.6
 Higher 648 7.5
 Total 8658 100.0
Education of male partners
 No formal education 2757 31.8
 Primary 1947 22.5
 Secondary 2688 31.0
 Higher 1266 14.6
 Total 8658 100.0
Religion of female partners
 Christianity 3421 39.8
 Islam 5099 59.3
 Traditional 80 0.9
 Total 8600 100.0
Religion of male partners
 Christianity 3366 39.1
 Islam 5132 59.6
 Traditional 108 1.3
 Total 8606 100.0
Wealth Index of couples
 Poorest 1963 22.7
 Poorer 1891 21.8
 Middle 1576 18.2
 Richer 1613 18.6
 Richest 1615 18.7
 Total 8658 100.0
Current working status of female partners
 Employed 5807 67.4
 Not employed 2803 32.6
 Total 8610 100.0
Current working status of male partners
 Employed 8276 95.8
 Not employed 367 4.2
 Total 8643 100.0