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Table 3 Estimated and actual number of children under five years of age for determining LLIN needs by Zone, Tanzania, 2008-09

From: Design, implementation and evaluation of a national campaign to distribute nine million free LLINs to children under five years of age in Tanzania

Zone 2008 NBS* Est. U5s
from 2002 Census
U5s Registered LLINs delivered† LLINS issued‡ (%) U5s not receiving
an LLIN**
Tanga 288,185 N/A†† 402,448 380,458(94.5) 0‡‡
South 333,571 403,594 469,644 435,112 (92.6) 3,456
Lake 1,457,439 1,925,372 2,107,000 2,047,889 (97.2) 65,618
West Lake 1,609,747 1,691,854 1,745,682 1,662,302 (95.2) 155,523
South West 782,563 766,291 793,696 789,586 (99.4) 68,859
Southern Highlands 464,119 514,414 562,112 554,433 (98.6) 22,922
Central 844,157 984,985 1,065,748 1,052,750 (98.7) 92,397
Northern 476,131 540,785 586,720 567,348 (96.6) 43,190
Coast 966,171 1,153,715 1,311,987 1,263,560 (96.3) N/A
Total 7,222,083 7.981,010 9,045,037 8,753,438 (96.7) 451,965
  1. *National Bureau of Statistics estimates based on 2008 population projections from the 2002 Census data
  2. † LLINs delivered by delivery contractor to the village
  3. ‡ LLINs issued to U5s during campaign days
  4. ** Refers to unregistered children who came to distribution point on one of the three distribution days, but did not receive an LLIN
  5. †† This zone was implemented with a slightly different methodology, due to a pilot 'integrated distribution'
  6. ‡‡ Following the distribution, additional LLINs were procured and delivered to village level to meet the shortfall