Table 3

Sociodemographic characteristics of the respondents and the index infants and young children from 32 Sub-Saharan African countries, 2010–2016

VariablesFrequencyPercentage
Type of place of residence (n=151 575)
 Urban43 31328.6
 Rural108 26271.4
Age of the mother (years) (n=151 575)
 15–2450 64633.4
 25–3470 89246.8
 35–4930 03719.8
Maternal educational status (n=151 566)
 No education61 65040.7
 Primary52 12834.4
 Secondary32 84421.7
 Higher49443.3
Respondents currently working (n=151 328)
 No61 69340.8
 Yes89 63659.2
Marital status (n=151 568)
 Married/Living with partner135 90489.7
 Not ever married75615.0
 Separated43842.9
 Divorced20841.4
 Widowed16351.1
Husband’s/partner’s education (n=141 069)
 No education46 66833.1
 Primary43 37030.7
 Secondary38 33027.2
 Higher10 0907.2
 Don’t know26101.9
Children ever born to the respondent (n=151 575)
 128 30918.7
 2–470 96746.8
 5 or more52 30034.5
Number of under-5 children in the household (n=151 632)
 153 08235.0
 258 84638.8
 3 or more39 64726.2
Child alive (n=151 575)
 No22 69515.0
 Yes128 88085.0
Age (years) (n=128 880)
 066 74851.8
 162 13248.2
Age (months) (n=124 338)
 0–532 98026.5
 6–1133 01426.6
 12–1732 77926.4
 18–2325 56620.6
Sex of the child (n=151 575)
 Boys77 00750.8
 Girls74 56949.2