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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of children aged 2–59 months admitted in public hospitals in the Lake Zone (N = 1130)

From: Morbidity and mortality of children aged 2–59 months admitted in the Tanzania Lake Zone’s public hospitals: a cross-sectional study

Characteristic Number (%)
Source of the sample (region)
 Kagera 382 (33.8)
 Mara 269 (23.8)
 Mwanza 479 (42.4)
Sex of the child
 Male 552 (48.8)
 Female 547 (48.4)
 Missing 31 (2.8)
Age (months)
 2–11 354 (31.3)
 12–23 372 (32.9)
 24–35 191 (16.9)
 36–47 124 (11.0)
 48–59 89 (7.9)
Days before seeking health care
 < 2 152 (13.5)
 2–4 747 (66.1)
 5 + 223 (19.7)
 Missing 8 (0.7)