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Table 2 Socio-demographic, geographic and household characteristics of under-five children included in Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey, 2015–2016 (N = 4597)

From: Utilization of insecticide-treated bed nets and care-seeking for fever and its associated socio-demographic and geographical factors among under-five children in different regions: evidence from the Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey, 2015–2016

CharacteristicsUnweighted countWeighted  % 
TotalN = 4597(%)(95% CI)
Age of the child (in months)
 < 12940(19.6)(18.3–21.0)
 12–351815(39.8)(38.3–41.4)
 36–591842(40.4)(38.8–42.0)
Sex of the child
 Male2402(52.0)(50.0–53.8)
 Female2195(48.0)(46.1–49.9)
Age of the caregiver (in years)
 15–24865(19.0)(17.4–20.8)
 25–342368(52.1)(50.0–54.1)
 ≥ 351364(28.7)(27.0–30.5)
Education of the caregiver
 No formal education802(17.8)(15.1–20.7)
 Primary2034(45.8)(43.2–48.4)
 Secondary1440(28.6)(26.4–31.0)
 More than secondary321(7.6)(6.5–8.9)
Father’s education
 No education792(17.7)(15.2–20.5)
 Primary1797(40.4)(38.0–42.9)
 Secondary1664(34.3)(31.9–36.9)
 More than secondary253(5.5)(4.7–6.9)
 Don’t know89(1.7)(1.2–2.2)
Occupation of the caregiver
 Working2425(55.7)(53.1–58.3)
 Not-working2170(44.2)(41.6–46.8)
Father’s occupation
 Manual worker2599(57.5)(54.2–60.7)
 Agricultural1280(26.3)(23.0–29.9)
 Others718(16.1)(14.1–18.4)
No of household members
 1–3450(11.0)(9.7–12.5)
 4–62606(58.7)(56.4–60.9)
 7–101335(26.4)(24.4–28.4)
 More than 10206(3.8)(2.9–4.9)
Wealth index
 Lowest1383(29.5)(26.7–32.5)
 Second1043(22.1)(20.3–24.0)
 Middle826(16.8)(15.2–18.6)
 Fourth775(17.0)(15.2–19.0)
 Highest570(14.4)(12.5–16.5)
Region
 Malaria elimination regions1497(42.0)(39.5–44.6)
 Other regions3100(57.9)(55.3–60.4)
Geographical location
 Hilly1810(23.3)(21.2–25.6)
 Coastal895(13.6)(11.9–15.4)
 Delta810(32.3)(29.8–34.8)
 Central plains1082(30.6)(28.3–33.1)
Place of residence
 Urban980(22.5)(20.5–24.7)
 Rural3617(77.4)(75.3–79.4)
  1. Figures given in parentheses are weighted percentages
  2. CI Confidence intervals