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Table 1 Year of survey, number of children and percentage of child sex by country in Sub-Saharan Africa

From: Factors influencing mothers’ health care seeking behaviour for their children: evidence from 31 countries in sub-Saharan Africa

Country Year of survey Number of children Child sex in percentage
Male Female
Angola 2015–2016 3316 50.6 49.4
Benin 2017–2018 6042 50.0 50.0
Burkina Faso 2010 3357 51.9 48.1
Burundi 2016–2017 3037 50.0 50.0
Cameroon 2011 2744 49.0 51.0
Chad 2014–2015 4892 49.5 50.5
Comoros 2012 1.416 50.2 49.8
Congo 2011–2012 2345 51.2 48.8
Cote d’Ivoire 2011–2012 1795 50.2 49.8
Democratic Republic of Congo 2013–2014 4195 50.8 49.2
Ethiopia 2016 4575 50.7 49.3
Gabon 2012 1897 49.9 50.1
Gambia 2013 1818 51.8 48.2
Ghana 2014 1395 52.3 47.7
Guinea 2018 1609 52.6 47.4
Kenya 2014 9526 51.1 48.9
Lesotho 2014 721 49.2 50.8
Liberia 2013 1698 53.3 46.7
Malawi 2015–2016 2625 48.4 51.6
Mali 2018 4320 49.9 50.1
Namibia 2013 1009 48.6 51.4
Niger 2012 2658 50.7 49.3
Nigeria 2018 5713 52.0 48.0
Rwanda 2014–2015 1858 51.6 48.4
Senegal 2010–2011 2159 54.0 46.0
South Africa 2016 691 51.8 48.2
Tanzania 2015–2016 4715 50.4 49.6
Togo 2013–2014 1667 49.2 50.8
Uganda 2016 2270 51.5 48.5
Zambia 2018 4509 49.7 50.3
Zimbabwe 2015 2570 49.7 50.3