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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of deaths and VA respondents

From: Verbal autopsy completion rate and factors associated with undetermined cause of death in a rural resource-poor setting of Tanzania

  n %
Age at death (mean)ŧ 31  
   0 to 28 days 555 11.0
   1 month to 12 years 1653 32.9
   Above 12 years 2819 56.1
Sex of the deceasedŧ   
   Female 2515 50.1
   Male 2512 49.9
Respondent's level of education   
   Primary 2886 68
   Secondary 570 13.4
   Above secondary 249 5.9
   No education 539 12.7
Relationship of the respondent with the deceased*   
   Partner 666 27.8
   Son/daughter 817 34.1
   Parent 138 5.8
   Other 773 32.3
Relationship of the respondent with the deceased**   
   Mother 1026 57.1
   Father 498 27.8
   Grandmother 149 8.3
   Grandfather 28 1.6
   Other 93 5.2
Relationship to the head of household   
   Child 1601 37.7
   Grandchild 288 6.8
   Partner 421 9.9
   Self 1092 25.7
   Other 842 19.8
Residing with mother   
   Yes 2229 52
   No 2015 48
Residing with father   
   Yes 2775 65.4
   No 1469 34.6
Number of deaths per household
   One 2339 55.1
   More than one 1905 44.9
Place of death   
Health facility 1345 31.7
Outside health facility 2899 68.3
Undetermined cause of death assigned   
   Yes 3095 72.9
   No 1149 27.1
  1. ŧ Includes all eligible deaths
  2. * Adult deaths
  3. ** Neonatal and child deaths.