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Table 1 The distribution of births and deaths by survival determinants

From: Application of random survival forests in understanding the determinants of under-five child mortality in Uganda in the presence of covariates that satisfy the proportional and non-proportional hazards assumption

Characteristics Dead N (%) Alive N (%) Total
Mother’s education level
 Illiterate Mothers 344 (7.7) 4149 (92.3) 4493
 Mother completed primary 119 (6.4) 1749 (93.6) 1868
 Secondary and higher 14 (4.2) 317 (95.8) 331
Partner’s level of education
 Illiterate Father 266 (7.7) 3180 (92.3) 3446
 Father completed primary 170 (6.9) 2287 (93.1) 2457
 Secondary and higher 41 (5.2) 748 (94.8) 789
Birth status
 Singleton births 431 (6.7) 6048 (93.3) 6479
 Multiple births (twins) 46 (21.5) 167 (78.5) 213
Sex of the child
 Males 258 (7.8) 3067 (92.2) 3325
 Females 212 (6.3) 3155 (93.7) 3367
Type of place of residence
 Urban 81 (5.8) 1308 (94.2) 1389
 Rural 396 (7.5) 4907 (92.5) 5303
Wealth index
 Poorest 131 (7.5) 1623 (92.5) 1754
 Poorer 112 (8.5) 1205 (91.5) 1317
 Middle 86 (7.2) 1109 (92.8) 1195
 Richer 72 (6.9) 969 (93.1) 1041
 Richest 76 (5.5) 1309 (94.5) 1385
Children ever born
 One child 20 (3.3) 581 (96.7) 601
 Two children 81 (7.1) 1065 (92.9) 1146
 Three children 67 (6.6) 953 (93.4) 1020
 Four and more 309 (7.9) 3616 (92.1) 3925
Birth order number
 First child 95 (7.6) 1154 (92.4) 1249
 Second to third child 117 (5.6) 1974 (94.4) 2091
 4th–6th child 149 (7.1) 1949 (92.9) 2098
 6th+ child 116 (9.2) 1138 (90.8) 1254
Religion
 Catholics 217 (7.4) 2722 (92.6) 2939
 Muslims 69 (7.5) 852 (92.5) 921
 Other Christians 187 (6.8) 2571 (93.2) 2758
 Others 4 (5.4) 70 (94.6) 74
Type of toilet facility
 Flush toilet 5 (4.1) 116 (95.9) 121
 Pitlatrine 376 (6.9) 5031 (93.1) 5407
 No-facility 96 (8.2) 1068 (91.8) 1164
Mother’s occupation
 Not-working 93 (6.9) 1260 (93.1) 1353
 Sales and services 110 (6.5) 1589 (93.5) 1699
 Agriculture 274 (7.5) 3366 (92.5) 3640
Births in past 5 years
 1-Birth 93 (4.5) 1982 (95.5) 2075
 2-Birth 227 (6.5) 3288 (93.5) 3515
 3-Births 140 (13.6) 887 (86.4) 1027
 4-Births 17 (22.7) 58 (77.3) 75
Births in past 1 year
 No-births 309 (6.8) 4212 (93.2) 4521
 1-Birth 163 (7.6) 1971 (92.4) 2134
 2-Births 5 (13.5) 32 (86.5) 37
Children under 5 in household
 No-child 101 (34.9) 188 (65.1) 289
 1-Child 178 (10.5) 1511 (89.5) 1689
 2-Children 146 (4.9) 2831 (95.1) 2977
 3-Children 35 (2.5) 1349 (97.5) 1384
 4-Children 17 (4.8) 336 (95.2) 353
Mother’s age group
 Less than 20 years 29 (8.9) 296 (91.1) 325
 20–29 years 235 (6.5) 3376 (93.5) 3611
 30–39 years 164 (7.4) 2054 (92.6) 2218
 40 years+ 49 (7.9) 489 (90.1) 538
Birth order number
 First child 95 (7.6) 1154 (92.4) 1249
 Second to third child 117 (5.6) 1974 (94.4) 2091
 4th–6th child 149 (7.1) 1949 (92.9) 2098
 6th+ child 116 (9.3) 1138 (90.7) 1254
Sex of household head
 Male 341 (6.7) 4771 (93.3) 5112
 Female 136 (8.6) 1444 (91.4) 1580
Source of drinking water
 Piped water 76 (5.9) 1204 (94.1) 1280
 Borehole 216 (7.3) 2731 (92.7) 2947
 Well 93 (6.9) 1261 (93.1) 1354
 Surface/rain/pond/lake/tank 70 (8.5) 756 (91.5) 826
 Other 22 (7.7) 263 (92.3) 285
Age at first birth
 Less than 20 years 347 (7.5) 4291 (92.5) 4638
 20–29 years 127 (6.3) 1899 (93.7) 2026
 30–39 years 3 (12.0) 22 (88.0) 25