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Table 1 Background characteristics for all causes of death in the study areas

From: Spatial and space–time clustering of mortality due to malaria in rural Tanzania: evidence from Ifakara and Rufiji Health and Demographic Surveillance System sites

Variable Rufiji HDSS (N = 11462) Kilombero/Ulanga (N = 9328)
All causes (%) 95 % CI All causes (%) 95 % CI
Sex
 Male 5613 (49.0) 47.6–50.3 4750 (50.9) 50.0–51.9
 Female 5849 (51.0) 49.7–52.4 4578 (49.1) 48.1–50.0
Age
 Under 5 3505 (30.6) 28.0–33.3 3583 (38.4) 34.9–42.0
 5 and above 7957 (69.4) 66.7–72.0 5745 (61.6) 58.0–65.1
Ownership of ITN
 Yes 5198 (45.4) 42.5–48.2 7157 (76.7) 74.6–78.7
 No 6264 (54.6) 51.8–57.5 2170 (23.3) 21.3–25.4
Distance to nearest HF
 Less than 5 km 3366 (30.1) 21.3–40.6 4996 (55.6) 43.5–67.1
 5 and more than 5 km 7828 (69.9) 59.4–78.7 3996 (44.4) 32.9–56.6
Social economic status
 Poorest 2404 (21.0) 18.9–23.3 2253 (24.2) 22.0–26.4
 Poorer 2433 (21.2) 19.5–23.1 1772 (19.0) 17.8–20.3
 Poor 2301 (20.1) 19.1–21.1 2114 (22.7) 21.8–23.5
 Less poor 2342 (20.4) 19.1–21.9 1746 (18.7) 17.5–20.0
 Least poor 1982 (17.3) 14.8–20.2 1443 (15.5) 13.6–17.6
Season
 Wet season 7572 (66.1) 65.1–67.0 5436 (58.3) 57.0–59.6
 Dry season 3890 (33.9) 33.0–34.9 3892 (41.7) 40.4–43.0