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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population

From: Determinants of complete immunization among senegalese children aged 12–23 months: evidence from the demographic and health survey

Baseline characteristics Number of respondents Proportion %
Mother’s age at birth
 Mean (± SD) 27.5 (±2.23)  
  <20 310 14.4%
 20–34 1527 69.6%
 35–49 346 16.0%
Mother’s education level
 No education 1510 68.7%
 Primary 515 23.4%
 Secondary 168 7.7%
 Higher 6 0.3%
Religion
 Muslim 2137 97.2%
 Christian 52 2.4%
 Animist 8 0.4%
 No religion 1 0.03%
 Other 1 0.01%
Marital status
 Never in union 82 3.7%
 Married 2044 93.0%
 Living with partner 17 0.7%
 Widowed 12 0.5%
 Divorced 35 1.6%
 No longer living together/separated 11 0.5%
Mother’s ethnic group
 Wolof 823 37.4%
 Puular 637 29.0%
 Serer 313 14.2%
 Manding 97 4.4%
 Diola 75 3.4%
 Soninke 53 2.4%
 Not a Senegalese 59 2.7%
 Other 141 6.5%
Wealth quintile
 Poorest 493 22.4%
 Poor 470 21.4%
 Middle 452 20.6%
 Richer 472 21.5%
 Richest 312 14.2%
Place of residence
 Urban 850 39.0%
 Rural 1349 61%