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Table 1 Description of the 2003, 2008 and 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Surveys

From: The role of place of residency in childhood immunisation coverage in Nigeria: analysis of data from three DHS rounds 2003–2013

  Demographic and Health Surveys
2003 2008 2013 Pooled
Number of clusters (communities) 365 888 904 2157
Number of households
 Selected 7.864 36,298 40,320 84,482
 Occupied 7327 34,644 38,904 80,875
 Interviews conducted 7225 34,070 38,522 79,817
Response rate (%) 98.6 98.3 99.0 98.7
Total number of children aged 12–23 months (% of total)
 Rural 687 (68.8) 3447 (69.7) 3787 (64.2) 7920 (66.9)
 Formal urban 104 (10.4) 781 (15.8) 1203 (20.4) 2087 (17.6)
 Slum 208 (20.8) 718 (14.5) 911 (15.4) 1836 (15.5)
 Total 999 (100) 4945 (100) 5900 (100) 11,844 (100)
Fully Immunised Child coverage (%)
 Rural 7.4 16.2 15.8 15.2
 Formal urban 25.6 42.7 45.5 43.5
 Slum 24.9 31.9 38.5 34.4
 Total 12.9 22.7 25.3 23.2