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Table 1 Age, sex, maternal education and socioeconomic status of study population in 1999 and 2002 surveys

From: Vitamin A supplementation in Tanzania: the impact of a change in programmatic delivery strategy on coverage

Characteristics Survey year
  1999 2002
  n % n %
Sex (N = 385 in 1999, 388 in 2002)     
   Female 197 51.2 183 47.2
   Male 188 48.8 205 52.8
Age distribution‡     
   6–11 months 467 25.2 401 21.3
   1–2 years 385 20.7 388 20.6
   2–3 years 353 19.0 406 21.6
   3–4 years 348 18.7 356 19.0
   4–5 years 304 16.4 330 17.5
DPT vaccination (N = 385 in 1999, 387 in 2002)     
   Not vaccinated 105 27.3 91 23.5
   Vaccinated 280 72.7 296 76.5
Mothers education (N = 385 in 1999, 388 in 2002)     
   None 129 33.5 100 25.7
   Primary 243 63.1 280 72.2
   Secondary/Higher 13 3.4 8 2.1
Knowledge of ≥2 danger signs (N = 353 in 1999, 375 in 2002)     
   No 281 79.9 244 65.1
   Yes 71 20.1 131 34.9
Wealth quintiles (N = 350 in 1999, 376 in 2002)     
   Poorest 60 17.1 73 19.4
   Second poorest 56 16.0 77 20.5
   Middle 80 22.9 70 18.6
   Second richest 73 20.9 82 21.8
   Richest 81 23.1 74 19.7
District (N = 385 in 1999, 388 in 2002)     
   Morogoro 79 20.5 95 24.5
   Rufiji 99 25.7 108 27.8
   Ulanga 111 28.8 114 29.4
   Kilombero 96 25.0 71 18.3
  1. All children under five year included here