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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of determinants of under-five mortality in Ghana

From: Effect of insecticide-treated bed net usage on under-five mortality in northern Ghana

Explanatory variable Variables description Mean SD
Under-five death Whether the child died before age 5 0.148 0.355
Birth order Childs birth order 3.305 2.166
Mother’s education Years of schooling of the mother 1.238 3.024
Male Male child 0.514 0.5
Upper East Whether the child is in the Upper East region 0.407 0.491
Northern Whether the child is in the Northern region 0.264 0.441
Upper West Whether the child is in the Upper West region 0.328 0.47
Partner’s education Husbands years of schooling 7.424 21.617
Female head Female headed household 0.163 0.37
No net Whether child use no net for sleeping 0.521 0.499
Only treated net Whether child use only treated net for sleeping 0.231 0.422
Only untreated net Whether child use only untreated net for sleeping 0.242 0.432
Household size Total household members 7.324 3.337
Urban Whether the child lives in an urban area 0.177 0.382
Health facility Whether the child was delivered at a health facility 0.093 0.29
Mothers age Age of the mother 36.677 7.579
Poorest Whether the child belongs to a poorest household 0.645 0.478
Poorer Whether the child belongs to a poorer household 0.175 0.380
Middle Whether the child belongs to a middle wealth household 0.090 0.286
Richer Whether the child belongs to a richer household 0.059 0.236
Richest Whether the child belongs to a richest household 0.030 0.170