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Table 1 Repartition of known and unknown under-five causes of deaths by characteristics of children, mothers, period and season of death in the Rufiji Health and Demographic Surveillance System (RHDSS), Tanzania, 1999–2007

From: The contribution of reduction in malaria as a cause of rapid decline of under-five mortality: evidence from the Rufiji Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) in rural Tanzania

Cause of death Sex Age group of child (month) Season of death Period of death Age group of mother (year)
Boy Girl < 1 1_11 12_59 Dry Rain 1999-2002 2003-2007 < 20 20-30 >30
Known 74.0 73.0 76.8 72.5 72.4 74.6 72.3 76.6 70.2 71.9 73.5 74.8
Unknown 26.0 27.0 23.2 27.5 27.6 25.4 27.7 23.4 29.8 28.1 26.5 25.2
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
N 1,395 1,296 643 1,033 1,015 1,372 1,319 1,399 1,292 683 1,186 822
  1. Significant at p < 0.05 level (in bold) (two-sided chi-square test).