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Table 3 Mortality indicators for intervention and comparison villages, August 2007–June2015, Rufiji, Ulanga and Kilombero districts, Tanzania

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

Public health impact indicators: Intervention Comparison p-valuee
Na Est.b (95% CI) N Est. (95% CI)
Baseline August 2007–July2011:c
 Neonatal mortality rate 16,609 23·2 (21·0–25·7) 16,195 25·9 (23·5–28·5) 0·129
 Post-neonatal mortality rate 23,234 24·9 (23·9–25·8) 22,567 25·8 (24·9–26·8) 0·541
 Infant mortality rate 24,220 48·1 (44·9–51·5) 23,569 51·7 (48·4–55·3) 0·134
 Post-infant mortality rate 45,752 33·2 (32·3–34·1) 44,636 31·0 (30·1–31·8) 0·245
 Under-5 mortality rate (0q5) 54,086 81·3 (77·2–85·6) 53,058 82·7 (78·5–87·1) 0·673
Endline August 2011–June 2015:d
 Neonatal mortality rate 16,230 26·8 (24·3–29·4) 20,266 25·5 (23·4–27·9) 0·632
 Post-neonatal mortality rate 22,346 20·9 (20·1–21·7) 29,744 23·0 (22·2–23·8) 0·182
 Infant mortality rate 23,237 47·7 (44·4–51·1) 30,984 48·9 (46·0–52·0) 0·575
 Post-infant mortality rate 43,506 25·5 (24·9–26·2) 59,173 28·5 (27·8–29·1) 0·084
 Under-5 mortality rate (0q5) 50,879 73·2 (69·3–77·3) 70,098 77·4 (73·8–81·1) 0·134
  1. a)N = total population at risk
  2. b)Est. = Estimate
  3. c)Baseline calculation is based on 4 years before CHW deployment
  4. d)The first batch of CHWs was deployed on August 1, 2011 and the duration of exposure to CHW is 4 years·
  5. e)Logrank test chi2 of the mortality rate of the classifying variable
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