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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the study population in the Gambian DHS (N=1,302)

From: Determinants of pentavalent and measles vaccination dropouts among children aged 12–23 months in The Gambia

Characteristic n % 95% CLa  
Sex     
  Male 681 52.3 49.6, 55.0  
  Female 621 47.7 45.0, 50.4  
Birth order     
  1 228 17.5 15.4, 19.6  
  2–3 446 34.3 31.7, 36.8  
  4–5 330 25.3 23.0, 27.7  
  6+ 298 22.9 20.6, 25.2  
Mother’s age (years)     
  15–24 292 22.4 20.2, 24.7  
  25–34 710 54.5 51.8, 57.2  
  35–49 300 23.0 20.7, 25.3  
Mother’s education     
  No formal education 680 52.2 49.5, 54.9  
  Primary education 251 19.3 17.1, 21.4  
  Secondary and higher 371 28.5 26.0, 30.9  
Husband’s education     
  No formal education 816 62.7 60.0, 65.3  
  Primary education 82 6.3 5.0, 7.6  
  Secondary and higher 404 31.0 28.5, 33.5  
Place of delivery     
  Home or other 249 19.1 17.0, 21.3  
  Health facility 1053 80.9 78.7, 83.0  
Number of antenatal visits     
  <4 229 17.6 15.5, 19.7  
  4+ 1073 82.4 80.3, 84.5  
Possession of immunization card     
  No longer have a card 35 2.7 1.8, 3.6  
  Had card and its whereabouts known 1240 95.2 94.1., 96.4  
  Had a card but its whereabouts unknown 27 2.1 1.3, 2.8  
TTI during pregnancy     
  Not received 154 11.8 10.1, 13.6  
  Received 1148 88.2 86.4, 89.9  
No of under-5-year children     
  0–1 191 14.7 12.7, 16.6  
  2 338 26.0 23.6, 28.3  
  3+ 773 59.4 56.7, 62.0  
Household wealth     
  Poorest 476 36.6 33.9, 39.2  
  Poorer 279 21.4 19.2, 23.7  
  Middle 270 20.7 18.5, 22.9  
  Richer 164 12.5 10.8, 14.4  
  Richest 113 8.7 7.1, 10.2  
Amount of media exposure     
  0 153 11.8 10.0, 13.5  
  1 434 33.3 30.8, 35.9  
  2 658 50.5 47.8, 53.3  
  3 57 4.4 3.3, 5.5  
Distance to the health facility     
  Not a big problem 903 69.4 66.8, 71.9  
  Big problem 399 30.6 28.1, 33.2  
Place of residence     
  Urban 547 42.0 39.3, 44.7  
  Rural 755 58.0 55.3, 60.7  
Local government area     
  Banjul 61 4.7 3.5, 5.8  
  Kanifing 103 7.9 6.4, 9.4  
  Brikama 205 15.7 13.8, 17.7  
  Mansakonko 125 9.6 8.0, 11.2  
  Kerewan 181 13.9 12.0, 15.8  
  Kuntaur 200 15.4 13.4, 17.3  
  Janjanbureh 163 12.5 10.7, 14.1  
  Basse 264 20.7 18.1, 22.5  
  1. aCL Confidence Limits for Percent, TTI Tetanus Toxoid Injection