Table 5

Age at Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination and neonatal mortality rates (NMRs) comparing villages with community nurses and control villages with no intervention

Birth yearVolunteers only
(cell 1)
Community nurses
(cells 2 and 3)
No intervention
(cell 4)
Median BCG ageHealth facility delivery (%)NMRMedian BCG ageHealth facility delivery (%)NMRMedian BCG ageHealth facility delivery (%)NMR
1996274138478148
1997242834348736
1998304536347438
1999181325276528
2000183626306540
2001143427317041
2002113926193631681242
200374320143827511435
2004*74913104116401632
  • *From 2004 to 2005, the intervention (cell 3) of placing nurses in communities was extended to all the cells in the study area. Information place of delivery is only available from 2002.