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Table 1 Comparative indicators for the two districts

From: A process evaluation of user fees abolition for pregnant women and children under five years in two districts in Niger (West Africa)

Indicator Mayahi Tera
Number of Type 1 integrated health centres (CSI) (2005) 20 23
Management of cost recovery system(a) Independent Single
Total number of inhabitants (2005) 464044 475557
Rate of utilization, curative services (2005) Non Available 0.13
Percentage of babies with low birth weight (2005) Non Available 8
Rate of BCG vaccination (2005) 94 89
Proportion of CSIs with cost-recovery schemes in 2000 96 100
Name of the region(b) Maradi Tillaberi
Proportion of inhabitants living in poverty (2005) 79.7 68.9
Proportion of the poor without schooling (2005) 60.7 71.7
Proportion of households living more than 60 minutes away from a CSI or health post (2005) 45.1 45.5
Majority group Haoussa Songhaï
Rate of vulnerability to food insecurity (2004) minimal minimal
Gross rate of schooling 1999–2000 30.7 28.9
  1. Source: SNIS 2005, Rapport sur le développement humain 2004, Document de lutte contre la pauvreté 2006
  2. (a)Independent fund = each CSI collects and manages the user fees, which are retained by the CSI; Single fund = each CSI collects user fees, which are then centralized at the district level and managed by a community manager for all the district's CSIs.
  3. (b)The above data are based on regions, since almost no database in Niger provides district-level data.