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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the Connect study population

From: The impact of paid community health worker deployment on child survival: the connect randomized cluster trial in rural Tanzania

Children observed Total Intervention Comparison
number observed Percent number observed Percent number observed Percent
Children (0-59monts) characteristics:
 Overall 59,093 100·0 30,524 51·7 28,569 48·3
 HDSS Ifakara 42,929 72·6 21,534 70·5 21,395 74·9
Rufiji 16,254 27·5 8990 29·5 7264 25·4
 District Kilombero 38,081 64·4 19,252 63·1 18,829 65·9
Ulanga 4848 8·2 2282 7·5 2566 9·0
Rufiji 16,254 27·5 8990 29·5 7264 25·4
 Sex of child Boy 29,366 49·7 15,182 49·7 14,184 49·6
Girl 29,817 50·5 15,342 50·3 14,475 50·7
 Age group of child (month) Less than 1 4472 6·8 2243 6·6 2229 7·0
1_11 13,796 20·9 6982 20·6 6814 21·2
12_59 47,747 72·3 24,722 72·8 23,025 71·8
Maternal and household characteristics:
 Age group of mother (years) < 20 16,209 27·4 8277 27·1 7932 27·8
20–29 25,710 43·5 13,251 43·4 12,459 43·6
30–39 14,565 24·6 7583 24·8 6982 24·4
≥40 2699 4·6 1413 4·6 1286 4·5
 Education attainment Never been to school 32,364 54·8 17,094 56·0 15,270 53·4
Primary level 25,215 42·7 12,650 41·4 12,565 44·0
Secondary and plus 1604 2·7 780 2·6 824 2·9
 Relative Socio-economic status of household (Wealth Quintiles) 1st Quintile 8469 19·2 4712 20·3 3757 18·0
2nd Quintile 8700 19·7 4664 20·1 4036 19·3
3rd Quintile 8936 20·3 5035 21·7 3901 18·7
4th Quintile 8186 18·6 4254 18·3 3932 18·8
5th Quintile 7255 16·4 3178 13·7 4077 19·5
Unknown 2566 5·8 1365 5·9 1201 5·7
Total Population in the study areas:
 Baseline (in July 31, 2011) 360,161 100·0 183,367 50·9 176,794 49·1
 Endline (in June 30, 2015) 379,264 100·0 191,425 50·5 187,839 49·5
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