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Table 1 Socio-demographics of the deceased identified by SAVVY interview, and of the baseline population from the dedicated census

From: Feasibility of using a World Health Organization-standard methodology for Sample Vital Registration with Verbal Autopsy (SAVVY) to report leading causes of death in Zambia: results of a pilot in four provinces, 2010

Characteristic Deceased (N = 1056) n (%) Baseline Census (N = 30,315) n (%)
Male sex 584 (55.3) 14,851 (49.0)
   Age group   
   0-4 yrs 365 (34.5) 4566 (15.1)
   5-14 52 (4.9) 8400 (27.7)
   15-49 430 (40.7) 15,542 (51.3)
   50-64 95 (9.0) 1295 (4.3)
   65+ 114 (10.8) 512 (1.7)
Highest education level reported1   
   None 82 (12.7) 556 (3.2)
   Primary 289 (44.7) 6547 (37.7)
   Secondary 195 (30.2) 7860 (45.3)
   Higher 38 (5.9) 1954 (11.3)
   Unknown 42 (6.5) 432 (38.0)
Marital status1   
   Never married 119 (18.4) 6853 (39.5)
   Married/Living with partner 322 (49.9) 8763 (50.6)
   Widowed 115 (17.8) 928 (5.4)
   Divorced 67 (10.4) 588 (3.4)
   Separated 19 (2.9) 198 (1.1)
   Unknown 4 (0.6) 19 (0.1)
Province   
   Central 180 (17.1) 3310 (10.9)
   Luapula 312 (29.6) 1210 (4.0)
   Lusaka 348 (32.9) 14,268 (47.1)
   Southern 216 (20.4) 11,527 (38.0)
  1. 1Among adults and teenagers only; Deceased: N = 646, Population: N = 17,349.