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Table 4 Major underlying causes of death among children aged 2–59 months admitted in public hospitals in the Lake Zone (n = 84)

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

Cause Number (%)
Severe anaemia 25 (29.8)
Severe malaria 24 (28.6)
Severe pneumonia 22 (26.2)
Malnutrition 15 (17.9)
Acute waterly diarrhoea 14 (16.7)
Other 10 (11.9)